immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
freedom of choice
"liberty of opinion"; "liberty of worship"; "liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases"; "at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes"
personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression
shore leave, liberty(noun)
leave granted to a sailor or naval officer
familiarity, impropriety, indecorum, liberty(noun)
an act of undue intimacy
The condition of being free from control or restrictions.
The army is here, your liberty is assured.
The condition of being free from imprisonment, slavery or forced labour.
The prisoners gained their liberty from an underground tunnel.
The condition of being free to act, believe or express oneself as one chooses.
The prisoners were at liberty to speak freely with their lawyers.
Freedom from excess government control.
A short period when a sailor is allowed ashore.
We're going on a three-day liberty as soon as we dock.
A breach of social convention (often liberties).
You needn't take such liberties.
A local government unit in medieval England u2013 see liberty.
Origin: From liberte, from liberte, from libertas, from liber; see liberal.
the state of a free person; exemption from subjection to the will of another claiming ownership of the person or services; freedom; -- opposed to slavery, serfdom, bondage, or subjection
freedom from imprisonment, bonds, or other restraint upon locomotion
a privilege conferred by a superior power; permission granted; leave; as, liberty given to a child to play, or to a witness to leave a court, and the like
privilege; exemption; franchise; immunity enjoyed by prescription or by grant; as, the liberties of the commercial cities of Europe
the place within which certain immunities are enjoyed, or jurisdiction is exercised
a certain amount of freedom; permission to go freely within certain limits; also, the place or limits within which such freedom is exercised; as, the liberties of a prison
a privilege or license in violation of the laws of etiquette or propriety; as, to permit, or take, a liberty
the power of choice; freedom from necessity; freedom from compulsion or constraint in willing
a curve or arch in a bit to afford room for the tongue of the horse
leave of absence; permission to go on shore
Liberty is the value of individuals to have agency. Different conceptions of liberty articulate the relationship of individuals to society in different ways—including some that relate to life under a social contract or to existence in a state of nature, and some that see the active exercise of freedom and rights as essential to liberty. Understanding liberty involves how we imagine the individual's roles and responsibilities in society in relation to concepts of free will and determinism, which involves the larger domain of metaphysics. Individualist and classical liberal conceptions of liberty typically consist of the freedom of individuals from outside compulsion or coercion, also known as negative liberty. This conception of liberty, which coincides with the libertarian point-of-view, suggests that people should, must, and ought to behave according to their own free will, and take responsibility for their actions, while in contrast, Social liberal conceptions of liberty place an emphasis upon social structure and agency and is therefore directed toward ensuring egalitarianism. In feudal societies, a "liberty" was an area of allodial land where the rights of the ruler or monarch were waived.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lib′ėr-ti, n. freedom to do as one pleases: the unrestrained enjoyment of natural rights: power of free choice: privilege: exemption: relaxation of restraint: the bounds within which certain privileges are enjoyed: freedom of speech or action beyond ordinary civility.—ns. Libertā′rian, one who believes in free-will as opposed to necessity; Libertā′rianism, the doctrine of the freedom of the will, as opposed to necessitarianism; Liber′ticide, a destroyer of liberty; Liber′tinage, debauchery; Lib′ertine, formerly one who professed free opinions, esp. in religion: one who leads a licentious life, a rake or debauchee.—adj. belonging to a freedman: unrestrained: licentious.—n. Lib′ertinism, licentiousness of opinion or practice: lewdness or debauchery.—Liberty of indifference, freedom of the will—because before action the will is undetermined as to acting or not acting; Liberty of the press, liberty to print and publish without previous permission from government.—Cap of liberty (see Bonnet rouge, under Bonnet); Religious liberty, the right of thinking about religion or of worshipping as one likes. [Fr.,—L. libertas.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A password in universal use, and hence of no value. 2. The slogan of a party or sect that seeks to enslave some other party or sect. 3. The lost latchkey to the Citadel of Power. 4. The sacred aeroplane of King Ego. 5. The right to go forth unimpeded from any place, and also to come back. 6. The Northwest Passage to Nowhere. 7. The thing Patrick Henry asked for when the bartender asked him what he would have. 8. Only a comparative term. 9. Responsibility--that is why most men dread it.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Liberty' in Nouns Frequency: #1939
The numerical value of Liberty in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Liberty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
I stand for liberty for all, not liberty for some, if we don’t have liberty for all, then we have liberty for none.
The United States of America did not create religious liberty, religious liberty created the United States of America.
The United States of America did not create religious liberty. Religious liberty created the United States of America.
Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficial. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
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Translations for Liberty
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- llibertatCatalan, Valencian
- saorsaScottish Gaelic
- libèteHaitian Creole
- sloboda, слободаSerbo-Croatian
- özgürlük, hürriyetTurkish
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