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LIBERTY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does liberty mean? 

LIBERTY (noun)
  The noun LIBERTY has 5 senses:

1. immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
2. freedom of choice
3. personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression
4. leave granted to a sailor or naval officer
5. an act of undue intimacy

  Familiarity information: LIBERTY used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


LIBERTY (noun)


Sense 1liberty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

liberty; autonomy

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

independence; independency (freedom from control or influence of another or others)

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

self-determination; self-government; self-rule (government of a political unit by its own people)


Sense 2liberty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Freedom of choice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context examples:

liberty of opinion / liberty of worship / liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases / at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes

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

freedom (the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints)

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

licence; license (freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech))

latitude (freedom from normal restraints in conduct)

licence; license (excessive freedom; lack of due restraint)

discretion (freedom to act or judge on one's own)

run (unrestricted freedom to use)


Sense 3liberty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

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

freedom (the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints)


Sense 4liberty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Leave granted to a sailor or naval officer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

shore leave; liberty

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

leave; leave of absence (the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty)


Sense 5liberty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act of undue intimacy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

indecorum; impropriety; familiarity; liberty

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

misbehavior; misbehaviour; misdeed (improper or wicked or immoral behavior)


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