liberty meaning

[ 'libəti ] Pronunciation:   "liberty" in a sentence
Noun: liberty  liburtee
  1. Immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
    - autonomy 
  2. 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" 
  3. Personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression 
  4. Leave granted to a sailor or naval officer
    - shore leave 
  5. An act of undue intimacy
    - familiarity, impropriety, indecorum

Derived forms: liberties

See also: liberate

Type of: freedom, independence, independency, leave, leave of absence, misbehavior [US], misbehaviour [Brit, Cdn], misdeed

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See Neo-Liberty and Stile Liberty.

The rights of individuals to act and make decisions without external constraints.


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  1. do n't confuse liberty with overindulge.
  2. liberty often degenerates into lawlessness.
  3. swallows fly about, carefree and at liberty.
  4. her mind was inevitably at liberty.
  5. entrepreneurs are at liberty to enter or depart.

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