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ˌlɪb ərˈtɛər i ənlib·er·tar·i·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. libertariannoun

    an advocate of libertarianism

  2. libertariannoun

    someone who believes the doctrine of free will


  1. libertariannoun

    One who advocates liberty either generally or on a specific issue, e.g. "civil libertarian" (in favour of civil liberties).

  2. libertariannoun

    A believer in a political doctrine that emphasizes individual liberty and a lack of governmental regulation and oversight both in matters of the economy ('free market') and in personal behavior where no one's rights are being violated or threatened. Also 'classical liberal', akin to 'anarcho-capitalist'.

  3. libertariannoun

    An anarchist, typically with socialist implications.

  4. libertariannoun

    In the philosophy branch of metaphysics, a believer in thinking beings' freedom to choose their own destiny, i.e. a believer in free will as opposed to those who believe the future is predetermined.

  5. libertariannoun

    a member of the Republican Party (especially a legislator) who emphasizes economic and Constitutional, rather than religious and personal, aspects of the party's platform.

  6. libertarianadjective

    Relating to the beliefs of libertarians, as in, "He has libertarian views". A relative tendency towards liberty, as in "libertarian capitalist".

  7. Libertariannoun

    A member of a political party or movement that uses the term "Libertarian" in its name (e.g., the Libertarian Party of the United States); one who is likely to support policies that are libertarian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Libertarianadjective

    pertaining to liberty, or to the doctrine of free will, as opposed to the doctrine of necessity

  2. Libertariannoun

    one who holds to the doctrine of free will

  3. Etymology: [See Liberty.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of libertarian in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of libertarian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of libertarian in a Sentence

  1. Nicholas Sarwark:

    None of us should be given a pass on having to have actual libertarian positions, or not be able to be called out when you say you oppose marriage equality. You know, that’s not a libertarian position to have. State’s rights is not a libertarian position, and it’s something Ron Paul had pushed for a long time.

  2. Howard Schultz:

    I wanna see the American people win, i wanna see America win. I dont care if youre a Democrat, Independent, Libertarian, Republican. Bring me your ideas. And I will be an independent person, who will embrace those ideas. Because I am not, in any way, in bed with a party.

  3. Nicholas Sarwark:

    Americans are pretty diverse in their political decisions. If they want to maximize sales, they ought to offer both sides: the Democratic nominee and the Libertarian nominee, Gary Johnson, after all, he's polling better than the Republican nominee among millennials, who are the core demographic for Urban Outfitters. It would be good for their bottom line.

  4. Jeffrey Abramson:

    Ken Paxton's an extreme conservative who plays political hardball, ken Paxton subscribes to a libertarian philosophy which puts an emphasis on individual rights and very, very little emphasis on there being any common good or public good at all.

  5. Matt Strawn:

    Cruz's comments on (phone call) metadata help him with a significant share of Iowa's libertarian-oriented vote, while Rubio's responses are exactly what traditional national security conservatives in Iowa want to hear, little happened to alter the dynamic of the race as we approach Christmas.

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    • A. loom
    • B. abhor
    • C. famish
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