A person who is liberal or who favors liberalism.
(UK) One who favors individual voting rights, human and civil rights, individual gun rights, and laissez-faire markets (also called "classical liberal"; compare libertarian).
(UK, dated) A Whig.
Other Word Forms of Liberal
Origin of Liberal
The adjective is from Old French liberal, from Latin liberalis (“befitting a freeman"), from liber (“free"); it is attested since the 14th century. The noun is first attested in the 1800s.
Middle English generous from Old French from Latin līberālis from līber free leudh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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