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liberal arts the subjects that make up a college degree program, such as literature, history, and philosophy, that emphasize the development of cultural awareness and critical skills rather than practical training for a career or profession.
liberal education an education based on the liberal arts.
liberalism the condition or quality of being liberal. [2 definitions]
liberality openness and generosity. [3 definitions]
liberalize to make or become more liberal.
liberate to free or release, esp. from bondage, oppression, or captivity. [2 definitions]
liberation the act of liberating, or an instance or state of being liberated. [2 definitions]
liberation theology a kind of Catholic theology, practiced esp. by clergy members in Central and South America, advocating social activism against political, economic, or social oppression.
Liberia a West African country on the Atlantic coast between Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast.
libertarian one who espouses liberty of thought and action as the primary value. [3 definitions]
libertine a person who acts without moral restraint or conscience, esp. in sexual behavior. [2 definitions]
liberty freedom from bondage, oppression, or captivity. [5 definitions]
Liberty Bell the bronze bell of Philadelphia's Independence Hall, rung on July 8, 1776, to proclaim the independence of the United States.
libidinous of or pertaining to the libido. [2 definitions]
libido a person's instinctual drives and desires, associated in Freudian analysis with the id, esp. sexual desire and energy.
Libra a summer zodiacal constellation located between Virgo and Scorpius; Scales. [3 definitions]
libra1 in ancient Rome, a unit of weight equal to approximately twelve ounces; pound.
libra2 a former gold coin of Peru.
librarian a person trained to work in a library, or who maintains a particular collection of books.
library a place where books, periodicals, films, records, and other materials are housed for access and study, and from which they may be borrowed. [2 definitions]
Library of Congress the national library of the United States, originally established by Congress for its members' use, but now serving the public and registering national and international copyright information.