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Definition of Liberty

Liberty

  1. The state of a free person; exemption from subjection to the will of another claiming ownership of the person or services; freedom; -- opposed to slavery, serfdom, bondage, or subjection.
  2. Freedom from imprisonment, bonds, or other restraint upon locomotion.
  3. A privilege conferred by a superior power; permission granted; leave; as, liberty given to a child to play, or to a witness to leave a court, and the like.
  4. Privilege; exemption; franchise; immunity enjoyed by prescription or by grant; as, the liberties of the commercial cities of Europe.
  5. The place within which certain immunities are enjoyed, or jurisdiction is exercised.
  6. A certain amount of freedom; permission to go freely within certain limits; also, the place or limits within which such freedom is exercised; as, the liberties of a prison.
  7. A privilege or license in violation of the laws of etiquette or propriety; as, to permit, or take, a liberty.
  8. The power of choice; freedom from necessity; freedom from compulsion or constraint in willing.
  9. A curve or arch in a bit to afford room for the tongue of the horse.
  10. Leave of absence; permission to go on shore.
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Liberty Translations

liberty in German is Freiheit
liberty in Latin is libertas
liberty in Norwegian is frihet
liberty in Spanish is libertad, libreria
liberty in Swedish is frihet
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