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?
I will be campaigning in support of the Liberty Union utility proposal which calls for the public ownership of Vermont's private electric companies without compensation to the banks and wealthy stockholders who own the vast majority of stock in these companies, i will also be calling for public ownership of New England Telephone company -- which is probably the single greatest rip-off company in America.
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
Where the two old parties offer fear, mutual slander and individual self-destruction, Libertarians share our commitment to rigorous financial integrity, peaceful social acceptance and individual personal liberty, now is the time to vote out of love for the principles you know to be true : free agency, self-ownership, non-initiation of aggression and not in reaction to what you fear.
In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.
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- llibertatCatalan, Valencian
- saorsaScottish Gaelic
- libèteHaitian Creole
- libertas, libertatemLatin
- sloboda, слободаSerbo-Croatian
- özgürlük, hürriyetTurkish
- tự doVietnamese
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