American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Total deprivation of civil rights, often resulting from conviction for treason or a felony.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Law.) See under Death.
- n. 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.
- n. cancellation of civil rights
- n. 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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