Definitions for "civil right"
a legal right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship, including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of congress, including the right to legal and social and economic equality.
an enforceable right or privilege
an invented right, adopted in support of a specific social institution or type of social structure
a boundary against civil sanctions
a boundary protected by the threat of civil sanctions