Liberty definitions

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Liberty is defined as freedom from captivity or control.

An example of liberty is the ability to go where you want, do what you want and say what you want.

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The condition of being free from confinement, servitude, or forced labor.
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The right or power to act as one chooses.
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A deliberate departure from what is proper, accepted, or prudent, especially:
  • A breach or overstepping of propriety or social convention.
  • A departure from strict compliance.
    Took several liberties with the recipe.
  • A deviation from accepted truth or known fact.
    A historical novel that takes liberties with chronology.
  • An unwarranted risk; a chance.
    Took foolish liberties on the ski slopes.
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A period, usually short, during which a sailor is authorized to go ashore.
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The condition of being free from oppressive restriction or control by a government or other power.
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A right to engage in certain actions without control or interference by a government or other power.

The liberties protected by the Bill of Rights.

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Freedom or release from slavery, imprisonment, captivity, or any other form of arbitrary control.
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The sum of rights and exemptions possessed in common by the people of a community, state, etc.
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A particular right, franchise, or exemption from compulsion.
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A too free, too familiar, or impertinent action or attitude.
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The limits within which a certain amount of freedom may be exercised.

To have the liberty of the third floor.

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Freedom to choose; freedom from compulsion or constraint.
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Permission given to a sailor to go ashore; specif., in the U.S. Navy, permission given to an enlisted person to be absent from duty for a period ordinarily of 48 hours or less.
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The period of time given.
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Freedom from government or private interference or constraints.
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The ability to exercise the rights enumerated by a constitution or available or under natural law.
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The condition of being free from control or restrictions.
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The condition of being free from imprisonment, slavery or forced labour.
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The condition of being free to act, believe or express oneself as one chooses.
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A short period when a sailor is allowed ashore.
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A breach of social convention (often liberties).
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A local government unit in medieval England - see liberty.
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Origin of liberty

From Middle English liberte, from Old French liberté, from Latin libertas (“freedom"), from liber (“free"); see liberal.