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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Total deprivation of civil rights, often resulting from conviction for treason or a felony.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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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