civil death

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n civil death cancellation of civil rights
    • n civil death 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Civil death (Law) See under Death.
    • Civil death the separation of a man from civil society, or the debarring him from the enjoyment of civil rights, as by banishment, attainder, abjuration of the realm, entering a monastery, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Civil death the loss of all civil and legal but not natural privileges, as by outlawry: Civil engineer, one who plans rail-ways, docks, &c., as opposed to a military engineer, or to a mechanical engineer, who makes machines, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. civīliscivis.

Usage

In literature:

In most human societies, savage as well as civilized, it is not hard to find men who are ready to endure death for their fellow-citizens.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
Death would seem better to almost everybody than life in such a civilization as she promised.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
I came near dying a mean, civilized death, the other day.
"Alaska Days with John Muir" by Samual Hall Young
Panier, Paris, a doctor of civil law, put to death, i.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
By the time of his death in 1873 he had brought this entire region within the view of civilization.
"The Upward Path" by Various
And Sujin the civilizer, having lived long and ruled wisely, was gathered to his fathers, and slept death's dreamless sleep.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Civil war also arose in Spain, Don Carlos claiming the throne upon the death of Ferdinand VII.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4" by Various
Where is the unchangeable fate, the civil death, that awaited the inmate of the monastic house?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 383, September 1847" by Various
Immediately upon the King's death civil war divided the state.
"The Firebrand" by S. R. Crockett
As a rule, since Gerald's death, I only go for walks in civilized places: they're more in harmony with my frocks.
"Vanitas" by Vernon Lee
It is an upheaval of civilization, a return to barbarism; it means death to all the arts.
"Literature in the Making" by Various
We are in a civilized city, where life and death have no other than their own intrinsic worth.
"The Golden Web" by Anthony Partridge
His death was followed by a condition approaching civil war between the followers of Leisler and their foes.
"Dutch and English on the Hudson" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
Baker, or Romelius Langenbacher, after the death of Rapp in 1847, and during the Civil War had about $500,000 buried away.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
Would you prefer the times of the civil wars, which began at the death of Francis II.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
His death will be the signal for civil war, for the foreign invasion, and for the stamping out of the Republic.
"The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2" by Eugène Sue
The Laws of most civilized nations, both ancient and modern, have justly punished this atrocious offence with death.
"A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis" by Patrick Colquhoun
Judicial condemnation to death or to civil death, even if a royal pardon is granted.
"Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World" by Hyacinthe Ringrose
Shortly before his death an effort was made to get him placed on the Civil List.
"Literary Byways" by William Andrews
He also acts as registrar of births, deaths and marriages, and officiates at civil marriages.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 7" by Various
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In poetry:

I see the murderous cannon fused,
With its death-dealing shot and shell,
For making railway carwheels used,
Or civil railway tracks as well.
"The Donation Visit" by David John Scott
Friendly to what the sensual call death,
Placing their lives below the dogs who love
Their fallen masters and are not condemned,
They came to life within a dying order;
Outside the sunshine of its civil world
The savage waited their appointed time.
"Kairos and Logos" by W H Auden

In news:

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Obama administration over the deaths of three American citizens who were killed by US drone strikes in Yemen last year.
Forty-four years ago today, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr was shot to death on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tenn.
" The church also recognizes "civil marriage," an "earthly contract, completed in the death of either party.
Jury selection will begin today in the civil trial involving a Clovis horse breeder who made up a life as French royalty and her doctor-husband who admitted to faking her death.
The storming of Fort Wagner during the American Civil War, and the death of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (atop the hill).
Karl Fleming risked his life covering James Meredith's entry into the University of Mississippi and the deaths of three civil rights workers in 1964.
Civil Suit Filed After OC Pedestrian Death.
The mother of a Llano County Jail inmate who died last year while incarcerated from self-inflicted head trauma has filed a civil lawsuit for wrongful death in an Austin federal court.
The storming of Fort Wagner during the American Civil War , and the death of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (atop the hill).
With the death of Hugh Bennett Sr. Columbia has lost one of its finest examples of civility and decency.
Kptm.com E-book Memoir by Time-Life Correspondent in Moscow in 1962 Offers Fresh Look at Civilization 's Near-Death During the Cuban Missile Crisis.
It's been about two years since the Department of Justice 's civil rights division opened an investigation into the death of Sevierville resident Pamela Ross.
'Death and the Civil War' review: grim .
The civil lawsuit filed by relatives of a Lucas County jail inmate whose in-custody death in 2004 led to criminal charges against the sheriff and convictions of two of his staff will resume next week in US District Court in Toledo.
"Death and the Civil War".
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