Do you know what liberty is and what it means?
n. The condition of being free from confinement, servitude, or forced labor.
n. The condition of being free from oppressive restriction or control by a government or other power.
[ lib-er-tee ] noun, plural lib·er·ties.
freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control.
freedom from external or foreign rule; independence.
freedom from control, interference, obligation, restriction, hampering conditions, etc.; power or right of doing, thinking, speaking, etc., according to choice.
freedom from captivity, confinement, or physical restraint: The prisoner soon regained his liberty.
permission granted to a sailor, especially in the navy, to go ashore.
freedom or right to frequent or use a place: The visitors were given the liberty of the city.
at , liberty
free from captivity or restraint.
unemployed; out of work.
free to do or be as specified: You are at liberty to leave at any time during the meeting.
ORIGIN OF LIBERTY
1325–75; Middle English liberte < Middle French < Latin lībertās, equivalent
-tās -ty 2
SYNONYMS FOR LIBERTY
6. franchise, permission, license, privilege, immunity.
BRITISH DICTIONARY DEFINITIONS FOR
noun plural -ties
the power of choosing, thinking, and acting for oneself; freedom from control or restriction
the right or privilege of access to a particular place; freedom
( often plural) a social action regarded as being familiar, forward, or improper
( often plural) an action that is unauthorized or unwarranted in the circumstances
he took liberties with the translation
authorized leave granted to a sailor
( as ) modifier ; liberty man liberty boat
at liberty free, unoccupied, or unrestricted
WORD ORIGIN FOR LIBERTY
C14: from Old French liberté, from Latin lībertās, from līber free
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