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liberty

lib·er·ty

liberty

 
pronunciation:
lI br ti
phrases:
at liberty
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part of speech: noun
inflections: liberties
definition 1: freedom from bondage, oppression, or captivity.
synonyms:
emancipation, freedom
antonyms:
bondage, constraint, restraint, slavery
similar words:
autonomy, independence, manumission
definition 2: freedom from foreign rule or excessive governmental control.
synonyms:
autonomy, freedom, independence, self-government, self-rule, sovereignty
antonyms:
tyranny
similar words:
self-determination
definition 3: the right or power to act and choose freely.
synonyms:
autonomy, free will, freedom, independence, license, self-determination, volition
similar words:
carte blanche, choice, civil liberty, discretion, latitude, permission, right
definition 4: an officially designated right or privilege.
synonyms:
franchise, freedom, right
similar words:
authorization, exemption, license, permission, privilege, sanction
definition 5: (often pl.) acts of presumptuousness or undue familiarity.
synonyms:
familiarity, impudence, presumption
similar words:
forwardness, freedom, impertinence, impropriety, license
phrase: at liberty
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The word liberty contains the following part:
liber1 Latin root that means free