freedom from cruel and unusual punishment
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|Noun||1.||freedom from cruel and unusual punishment - a right guaranteed by the 8th amendment to the US Constitution|
civil right - right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality