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As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul.
Catharine Beecher

Meaning of "liberty" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LIBERTY

From Old French liberté, from Latin lībertās, from līber free.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LIBERTY

liberty  [ˈlɪbətɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIBERTY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Liberty is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LIBERTY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Liberty

Liberty is the quality individuals have to control their own actions. Different concepts of liberty articulate the relationship of individuals to society in different ways. Some concepts relate to life under a social contract, existence in an imagined state of nature, and therefore define the active exercise of freedom and rights essential to liberty in corresponding ways. Understanding liberty involves how we imagine, and structure, individual's roles and responsibilities in society in terms of free will and determinism, which involves the larger domain of metaphysics. Classical liberal concepts of liberty typically consist of freedoms of individuals from outside compulsion or coercion, also known as negative liberty. This conception of liberty, which coincides with the libertarian point of view, suggests that people should, must, and ought to behave according to their own free will, and take responsibility for their actions. In contrast, social liberal conceptions of liberty place an emphasis upon social structure and agency and is therefore directed toward ensuring egalitarianism.

Definition of liberty in the English dictionary

The first definition of liberty in the dictionary is the power of choosing, thinking, and acting for oneself; freedom from control or restriction. Other definition of liberty is the right or privilege of access to a particular place; freedom. Liberty is also a social action regarded as being familiar, forward, or improper.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LIBERTY


applicability
əˌplɪkəˈbɪlətɪ
concerti
kənˈtʃeətɪ
obesity
əʊˈbiːsətɪ
postpuberty
ˌpəʊstˈpjuːbətɪ
poverty
ˈpɒvətɪ
prepuberty
priːˈpjuːbətɪ
property
ˈprɒpətɪ
puberty
ˈpjuːbətɪ
rubbity
ˈrʌbətɪ
severity
sɪˈvɛrətɪ
similarity
ˌsɪmɪˈlærətɪ
society
səˈsaɪətɪ
suitability
ˌsuːtəˈbɪlətɪ
sustainability
səˌsteɪnəˈbɪlətɪ
uberty
ˈjuːbətɪ
validity
vəˈlɪdətɪ
variability
ˌvɛərɪəˈbɪlətɪ
versatility
ˌvɜːsəˈtɪlətɪ
viability
ˌvaɪəˈbɪlətɪ
vulnerability
ˌvʌlnərəˈbɪlətɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIBERTY

liberator
liberatory
Liberec
Liberia
Liberian
libero
libertarian
libertarianism
liberticide
liberties
libertinage
libertine
libertinism
Liberty bodice
liberty cap
Liberty Enlightening the World
liberty hall
liberty horse
Liberty Island
liberty ship

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIBERTY

antipoverty
at liberty
champerty
cherty
civil liberty
community property
Docherty
Flaherty
fuel poverty
intangible property
intellectual property
lost property
O´Flaherty
personal property
private property
public property
qwerty
real property
Statue of Liberty
take the liberty

Synonyms and antonyms of liberty in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LIBERTY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «liberty» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of liberty

Translation of «liberty» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIBERTY

Find out the translation of liberty to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of liberty from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «liberty» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自由
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

libertad
570 millions of speakers

English

liberty
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्वतंत्रता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحرية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

свобода
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

liberdade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্বাধীনতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

liberté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kebebasan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Freiheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自由
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자유
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kebebasan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tự do
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுதந்திரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वातंत्र्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

özgürlük
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

libertà
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wolność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

свобода
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

libertate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ελευθερία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vryheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

frihet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

frihet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of liberty

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIBERTY»

The term «liberty» is very widely used and occupies the 5.288 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIBERTY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about liberty

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10 QUOTES WITH «LIBERTY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word liberty.
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John Adams
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
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Sharron Angle
The nation is arming. What are they arming for if it isn't that they are so distrustful of their government? They're afraid they'll have to fight for their liberty in more Second Amendment kinds of ways.
3
Emily Greene Balch
Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society.
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Catharine Beecher
As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul.
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Annie Besant
Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class.
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David Blunkett
I believe Britishness is defined not on ethnic and exclusive grounds but through shared values; our history of tolerance, openness and internationalism; and our commitment to democracy and liberty, to civic duty and the public space.
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John O. Brennan
We are in this business, whether it be intelligence or the government, to protect freedom, democracy and liberty, not to violate that.
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John C. Calhoun
It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty.
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Samuel Chase
By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty.
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William J. Clinton
American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIBERTY»

Discover the use of liberty in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to liberty and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Ethics of Liberty
In his new introduction to this current edition of this classic in the field originally published in 1982, Hoppe (economics, U. of Nevada, Las Vegas--as was the late author) extols Rothbard's marriage of the "value-free" science of ...
Murray Newton Rothbard, 2002
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Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil ...
Sweet Land of Liberty is an epic, revelatory account of the abiding quest for justice in states from Illinois to New York, and of how the intense northern struggle differed from and was inspired by the fight down South.
Thomas J. Sugrue, 2009
3
Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto
A nationally syndicated talk radio host presents a volume of essays for conservative leaders that recommends specific approaches to such issues as immigration, health care, and foreign policy.
Mark R. Levin, 2009
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Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of ...
This book represents social history on a grand scale, imaginatively conceived and massively researched. Norton brilliantly portrays a dramatic transformation of women's private lives in the wake of the Revolution.
Mary Beth Norton, 1996
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Liberty Book of Home Sewing
With color step-by-step illustrations, detailed instructions, and plenty of inspiration, plus an exquisite fabric cover, this enchantingly beautiful book will be treasured by longtime Liberty fans and young crafters alike.
Liberty of London, 2011
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The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition
This definitive edition of The Constitution of Liberty will give a new generation the opportunity to learn from Hayek’s enduring wisdom.
F.A. Hayek, Ronald Hamowy, 2013
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The Debates of Liberty: An Overview of Individualist ...
Wendy McElroy provides a comprehensive examination of one of the most remarkable and influential political phenomenons in America: the anarchist periodical Liberty and the circle of radicals who surrounded it.
Wendy McElroy, 2003
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Law, Legislation and Liberty, Volume 3: The Political Order ...
Incisive, straightforward, and eloquent, this third and concluding volume of F. A. Hayek's comprehensive assessment of the basic political principles which order and sustain free societies contains the clearest and most uncompromising ...
F. A. Hayek, 1981
9
Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom
It is the seed of America. This is a comprehensive guide to Dr. Paul's position on fifty of the most important issues of our times, from Abortion to Zionism.
Ron Paul, 2011
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Law, Legislation and Liberty, Volume 1: Rules and Order
This volume represents the first section of F. A. Hayek's comprehensive three-part study of the relations between law and liberty.
F. A. Hayek, 1973

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIBERTY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term liberty is used in the context of the following news items.
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Two in custody following high-speed police chase in Liberty, Mo. - + …
LIBERTY, Mo. - Two individuals are in custody following a police chase in Liberty, Mo. The chase ended on Highway 291 and Leonard, ... «KSHB, Jul 15»
2
North Liberty police car totaled after I-380 crash | KCRG-TV9 | Cedar …
JOHNSON COUNTY — A North Liberty police car is totaled after a crash on Interstate 380 around 3:30 Monday morning. Sgt. Mike McCormick of the Iowa State ... «KCRG, Jul 15»
3
Liberty Ballers Advances To Sweet 17 In The Basketball Tournament
With today's 85-73 win over a Juan Dixon coached DMV's Finest, team Liberty Ballers is headed to Chicago for The Basketball Tournament's ... «Liberty Ballers, Jul 15»
4
Man killed in crash on U.S. 183 in Liberty Hill | KXAN.com
Liberty Hill, TEXAS (KXAN) — One man is dead following a two car collision in Leander early Sunday morning. According to the Department of ... «KXAN.com, Jul 15»
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Property agents at launch of £38m Liberty Park scheme …
Over 30 key industrial property agents from across the Midlands attended the Birmingham launch of Liberty Park, Lichfield – a £38million ... «Birmingham Post, Jul 15»
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Corn maze to support North Liberty pantry - Iowa City Press-Citizen
A winding path through stalks of corn this fall will likely lead to a sizable donation for the North Liberty Community Pantry. Dean and Katie ... «Iowa City Press Citizen, Jul 15»
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Our view: Is religious liberty also discrimination? - Roanoke Times …
Let's try to lower the volume, raise the level of discussion and zero in on the core question: Is the protection of religious liberty for one group the ... «Roanoke Times, Jul 15»
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Liberty rally to beat Mercury Saturday night - WNBA - NorthJersey.com
Epiphanny Prince scored on a driving layup with 30 seconds left and made two throws with 1.8 to go to give the Liberty a 75-73 victory over the ... «NorthJersey.com, Jul 15»
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Parkland girls basketball team tops Liberty for A-Town Throwdown …
The Trojans topped Liberty 31-27 in the A-Town Throwdown final at SportsFest, capturing their second championship in as many weeks on the ... «lehighvalleylive.com, Jul 15»
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Constitution draft 'against' civil liberty | National - eKantipur
KATHMANDU, JUL 20 - The constitution draft has proposed a provision that limits civil liberty and promotes arbitrariness of the state, rights ... «E Kantipur, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Liberty [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/liberty>. Oct 2020 ».
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