civil liberty

noun Usually, civil liberties.
1.
the freedom of a citizen to exercise customary rights, as of speech or assembly, without unwarranted or arbitrary interference by the government.
2.
such a right as guaranteed by the laws of a country, as in the U.S. by the Bill of Rights.

Origin:
1635–45

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civil liberty
 
n
the right of an individual to certain freedoms of speech and action

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Example sentences
It has been the subject of debate ever since, as civil liberty advocates have
  fought to rein in some of the powers it granted.
The cause of civil liberty must not be surrendered at the end of one or even
  one hundred defeats.
The privacy debate should not be a choice between civil defense and civil
  liberty.
It is a symbol of our resolve to maintain our civil liberty and our way of life
  that others seek to destroy out of hatred.
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