civil death

  • 1civil death — n: the status of a living person equivalent in its legal consequences to natural death; specif: deprivation of certain civil rights upon conviction for a serious crime Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. civil death …

    Law dictionary

  • 2Civil death — Death Death (d[e^]th), n. [OE. deth, dea[eth], AS. de[ a][eth]; akin to OS. d[=o][eth], D. dood, G. tod, Icel. dau[eth]i, Sw. & Dan. d[ o]d, Goth. dau[thorn]us; from a verb meaning to die. See {Die}, v. i., and cf. {Dead}.] 1. The cessation of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3Civil death — (Latin: civiliter mortuus)[1] is a term that refers to the loss of all or almost all civil rights by a person due to a conviction for a felony or due to an act by the government of a country that results in the loss of civil rights. It is usually …

    Wikipedia

  • 4Civil death — Civil Civ il, a. [L. civilis, fr. civis citizen: cf. F. civil. See {City}.] 1. Pertaining to a city or state, or to a citizen in his relations to his fellow citizens or to the state; within the city or state. [1913 Webster] 2. Subject to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5civil death — n. Law Historical the condition of a person who forfeits or is deprived of all civil rights * * * …

    Universalium

  • 6civil death — n. Law Historical the condition of a person who forfeits or is deprived of all civil rights …

    English World dictionary

  • 7civil death — The extinction of all civil rights, such as occurred at common law upon a person being banished, abjuring the realm, or entering a religious order, and to a certain extent upon conviction of any felony. It has been held in the United States that… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 8civil death — noun Date: 1719 the status of a living person equivalent in its legal consequences to natural death; specifically deprivation of civil rights …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9civil death — The state of a person who, though possessing natural life, has lost all civil rights and as to them is considered civilly dead. Hiroko Kawakita Hayashi v. Lorenz, Cal.App., 258 P.2d 1039, 1042. In some states, persons convicted of serious crimes… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10civil death — The state of a person who, though possessing natural life, has lost all civil rights and as to them is considered civilly dead. Hiroko Kawakita Hayashi v. Lorenz, Cal.App., 258 P.2d 1039, 1042. In some states, persons convicted of serious crimes… …

    Black's law dictionary