- Not in confinement or under constraint; free.
- Entitled or permitted to do something:
We found ourselves at liberty to explore the grounds.
- To dare (to do something) on one's own initiative or without asking permission:
I took the liberty to send you these pictures of my vacation.
- not confined; free
- permitted (to do or say something); allowed
- to be too familiar or impertinent in action or speech
- to deal (with facts, data, etc.) in a distorting way
Other Word Forms of Liberty
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Liberty
Origin of Liberty
From Middle English liberte, from Old French liberté, from Latin libertas (“freedom"), from liber (“free"); see liberal.
Middle English liberte from Old French from Latin lībertās from līber free leudh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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