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LIBERATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does liberation mean? 

LIBERATION (noun)
  The noun LIBERATION has 3 senses:

1. the act of liberating someone or something
2. the attempt to achieve equal rights or status
3. the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

  Familiarity information: LIBERATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LIBERATION (noun)


Sense 1liberation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of liberating someone or something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

freeing; liberation; release

Hypernyms ("liberation" is a kind of...):

accomplishment; achievement (the action of accomplishing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "liberation"):

jail delivery (the use of force to liberate prisoners)

probation ((law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court)

parole ((law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms of release are complied with)

manumission (the formal act of freeing from slavery)

clearing (the act of freeing from suspicion)

emancipation (freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child)

disentanglement; extrication; unsnarling; untangling (the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition)

relief (the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged)

deregulating; deregulation (the act of freeing from regulation (especially from governmental regulations))


Sense 2liberation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The attempt to achieve equal rights or status

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

she worked for women's liberation

Hypernyms ("liberation" is a kind of...):

attempt; effort; endeavor; endeavour; try (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something)


Sense 3liberation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sacking; dismission; liberation; firing; dismissal; release; discharge; sack

Hypernyms ("liberation" is a kind of...):

conclusion; ending; termination (the act of ending something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "liberation"):

dishonorable discharge (a discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder))

honorable discharge (a discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record)

deactivation; inactivation (breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges))

removal (dismissal from office)

conge (an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal)

superannuation (the act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension))

Section Eight (a discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable)


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