Fundamental individual rights, such as freedom of speech and religion, especially as protected from excessive governmental intrusion by constitutional guarantees.
Liberties guaranteed to all individuals by law, custom, judicial interpretation, etc.; rights, as of speaking or acting as one likes, granted to citizens without governmental interference or restraint except as determined necessary for the public welfare.
Civil rights and freedoms such as the freedom from enslavement, freedom from torture, and right to a fair trial.
Civil-liberties Sentence Examples
Only so could they guard their ecclesiastical and their civil liberties.
The attack on civil liberties under the pretext of fighting terrorism draws parallels with the rise of Hitlerite fascism.
However, an outright ban on smoking is politically infeasible, given concerns for civil liberties.
It is the most radical free market and civil liberties policy institute in this country.
There are no more prisoners of conscience, no more extrajudicial killings, and civil liberties are, by and large, respected.