From Middle English liberte, from Old French liberté, from Latin libertas (freedom), from liber (free).
liberty (countable and uncountable, plural liberties)
- The condition of being free from control or restrictions.
- The army is here, your liberty is assured.
- The condition of being free from imprisonment, slavery, or forced labor.
- The prisoners gained their liberty from an underground tunnel.
- The condition of being free to act, believe or express oneself as one chooses.
- Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person.
- Freedom from excessive government control.
- A short period when a sailor is allowed ashore.
- A breach of social convention.
- You needn't take such liberties.
- civil liberty
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