Liberalism Definition

lĭbər-ə-lĭzəm, lĭbrə-
noun
The quality or state of being liberal.
Webster's New World
A political theory founded on the natural goodness of humans and the autonomy of the individual and favoring civil and political liberties, government by law with the consent of the governed, and protection from arbitrary authority.
American Heritage
The tenets or policies of a Liberal party.
American Heritage
An economic theory in favor of laissez-faire, the free market, and the gold standard.
American Heritage
A 19th-century Protestant movement that favored free intellectual inquiry, stressed the ethical and humanitarian content of Christianity, and de-emphasized dogmatic theology.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Liberalism

Noun

Singular:
liberalism
Plural:
liberalisms

Origin of Liberalism

  • Circa 1819, from French libéralisme circa 1818

    From Wiktionary

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