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Noun: civil death  si-vul deth
  1. (law) the 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
  2. Cancellation of civil rights
    - attainder

Derived forms: civil deaths

Type of: cancelation [US, rare], cancellation, legal status

Encyclopedia: Civil death