What does licentiousness mean?

Definitions for licentiousness
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. licentiousness, wantonness(noun)

    the quality of being lewd and lascivious

  2. profligacy, dissipation, dissolution, licentiousness, looseness(noun)

    dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

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  1. licentiousness(Noun)

    The property of being licentious.

How to pronounce licentiousness?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of licentiousness in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of licentiousness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of licentiousness in a Sentence

  1. George Washington:

    Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.

  2. James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790:

    FOUNDERS QUOTES ON FOUNDING PRINCIPLES Individual Liberty Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood. – John Adams, 1765 Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness. – In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example . . . of charters of power granted by liberty. This revolution in the practice of the world, may, with an honest praise, be pronounced the most triumphant epoch of its history, and the most consoling presage of its happiness. – James Madison, Essays for the National Gazette, 1792

  3. Jeremy Collier:

    Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.

  4. Thomas Jefferson:

    [N]othing can be more opposed [to American principles] than the maxims of absolute monarchies. Yet, from such, we are to expect the greater number of emigrants. They will bring with them the principles of the governments they leave, imbibed in their early youth; or, if able to throw them off, it will be in exchange for an unbounded licentiousness, passing, as is usual, from one extreme to another. It would be a miracle were they to stop precisely at the point of temperate liberty. These principles, with their language, they will transmit to their children. In proportion to their numbers, they will share with us the legislation. They will infuse into it their spirit, warp and bias its direction, and render it a heterogenous, incoherent, distracted mass.

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