What does liberalization mean?

Definitions for liberalization

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. liberalization, liberalisation, relaxation(noun)

    the act of making less strict


  1. liberalization(Noun)

    The process or act of making more liberal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Liberalization(noun)

    the act of liberalizing


  1. Liberalization

    In general, liberalization refers to a relaxation of previous government restrictions, usually in areas of social or economic policy. In some contexts this process or concept is often, but not always, referred to as deregulation. Liberalization of autocratic regimes may precede democratization. In the arena of social policy it may refer to a relaxation of laws restricting for example divorce, abortion, or drugs In the arena of civil rights policy it may refer to the elimination of laws prohibiting same-sex sexual relations, same-sex marriage, interracial marriage, or interfaith marriage Most often, the term is used to refer to economic liberalization, especially trade liberalization or capital market liberalization. Although economic liberalization is often associated with privatization, the two can be quite separate processes. For example, the European Union has liberalized gas and electricity markets, instituting a system of competition; but some of the leading European energy companies remain partially or completely in government ownership. Liberalized and privatized public services may be dominated by just a few big companies particularly in sectors with high capital costs, or high such as water, gas and electricity. In some cases they may remain legal monopoly at least for some part of the market.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of liberalization in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of liberalization in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Isa Mustafa:

    I hope the next step will be visa liberalization.

  2. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    We will not sign the readmission agreement before steps are taken on the Schengen visa and thus a visa liberalization is secured for Turkish citizens.

  3. Hariyadi Sukamdani:

    In my opinion, the timeline to discuss the DNI was too short, liberalization may increase employment, taxes, etc. But we have to think about ownership, too.

  4. Ted Henken:

    This wasn't an accident, especially since it's two different people, i think the government is taking the challenge instead of silencing it. It can be portrayed as a further sign of liberalization.

  5. Saeed Leylaz:

    We have to go ahead with the liberalization of the economy, we have no other choice( if we are to) reduce poverty, the main powers in Iran are under the control of The Supreme Leader. Nothing will change dramatically or suddenly. Only in economic affairs we will have a much better position in parliament.

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