HyperDic: civil_death

English > 2 senses of the expression civil death:
NOUNstatecivil deaththe legal status of a person who is alive but who has been deprived of the rights and privileges of a citizen or a member of society
actcivil death, attaindercancellation of civil rights
English > civil death: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe legal status of a person who is alive but who has been deprived of the rights and privileges of a citizen or a member of society; the legal status of one sentenced to life imprisonment.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderlegal statusA status defined by law
English > civil death: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningcancellation of civil rights.
Synonymattainder
BroadercancellationThe act of cancelling
Spanishmuerte civil

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