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civil rights

 
pronunciation:
sI vl raIts
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part of speech: plural noun
definition 1: the rights given by a nation's government to all its citizens.
definition 2: in the United States, certain rights, such as the right to vote, own property, and have a fair trial. These rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and Acts of Congress.
Martin Luther King was a leader in the fight for civil rights for African Americans.
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