civil death

Definition of "civil death"
  1. It refers to a condition in which a person, although alive, is treated in a legal context as if they were deceased
How to use "civil death" in a sentence
  1. After a severe criminal conviction, the individual experienced civil death and lost many legal benefits and rights.
  2. Civil death can result in the individual losing the right to sue in court.
  3. Civil death was once a common legal consequence for serious crimes.

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