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 – see liberty.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
In general terms, it may be said that freedom is absolute, liberty relative; freedom is the absence of restraint, liberty is primarily the removal or avoidance of restraint; in its broadest sense, it is the state of being exempt from the domination of others or from restricting circumstances. Freedom and liberty are constantly interchanged; the slave is set at liberty, or gains his freedom; but freedom is the nobler word. Independence is said of states or nations, freedom and liberty of individuals; the independence of the United States did not secure liberty or freedom to its slaves. Liberty keeps quite strictly to the thought of being clear of restraint or compulsion; freedom takes a wider range, applying to other oppressive influences; thus, we speak of freedom from annoyance or intrusion. License is, in its limited sense, a permission or privilege granted by adequate authority, a bounded liberty; in the wider sense, license is an ignoring and defiance of all that should restrain, and a reckless doing of all that individual caprice or passion may choose to do — a base and dangerous counterfeit of freedom. Compare ALLOW; PERMISSION.
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How to use liberty in a sentence?
We always knew that when the facts came to light, the Navy would exonerate Chaplain Modder, religious liberty is our first freedom and essential for our men and women in uniform.
I am worried that these candidates are kind of taking on being the ‘Obama’ of the right or the liberty movement.
As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins, I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject.
O Liberty Liberty how many crimes are committed in thy name
No nation ancient or modern ever lost the liberty of freely speaking, writing, or publishing their sentiments, but forthwith lost their liberty in general and became slaves.
Translations for liberty
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- llibertatCatalan, Valencian
- saorsaScottish Gaelic
- libèteHaitian Creole
- libertas, libertatemLatin
- sloboda, слободаSerbo-Croatian
- özgürlük, hürriyetTurkish
- tự doVietnamese
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