Synonyms for liberty
ˈlɪb ər tilib·er·ty
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Wiktionary3.0 / 5 votes
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 Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
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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Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 2 votes
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, libertynoun
leave granted to a sailor or naval officer
familiarity, impropriety, indecorum, libertynoun
an act of undue intimacy
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Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
Is the relinquishment of the trial by jury and the liberty of the press necessary for your liberty? Will the abandonment of your most sacred rights tend to the security of your liberty? Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessings give us that precious jewel, and you may take every thing else! Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.
The distinguishing part of our Constitution is its liberty. To preserve that liberty inviolate seems the particular duty and proper trust of a member of the House of Commons. But the liberty, the only liberty, I mean is a liberty connected with order: that not only exists along with order and virtue, but which cannot exist at all without them. It inheres in good and steady government, as in its substance and vital principle.
Liberty University was kind enough to invite me to address a convocation and I decided to accept, it goes without saying that my views on many issues -- women's rights, gay rights, education and many other issues -- are very different from the opinions of some in the Liberty University community. It is very easy for a candidate to speak to people who hold the same views. It's harder but important to reach out to others who look at the world differently. I look forward to meeting with the students and faculty of Liberty University.
Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficial. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
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- llibertatCatalan, Valencian
- saorsaScottish Gaelic
- libèteHaitian Creole
- libertatem, libertasLatin
- слобода, slobodaSerbo-Croatian
- özgürlük, hürriyetTurkish
- tự doVietnamese
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