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Noun: liberty  li-bu(r)-tee
  1. Immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
    - autonomy
     
  2. Freedom of choice
    "liberty of opinion"; "liberty of worship"; "at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes"; "liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases"
     
  3. Personal freedom from servitude, confinement or oppression
     
  4. Leave granted to a sailor or naval officer
    - shore leave
     
  5. An act of undue intimacy
    - familiarity, impropriety, indecorum

Derived forms: liberties

Type of: freedom, independence, independency, leave, leave of absence, misbehavior [US], misbehaviour [Brit, Cdn], misdeed, misdoing

Encyclopedia: Liberty, Pennsylvania