Liberalism to Licentious
(Lib"er*al*ism) n. [Cf. F. libéralisme.] Liberal principles; the principles and methods of the
liberals in politics or religion; specifically, the principles of the Liberal party.
(Lib"er*al*ist), n. A liberal.
(Lib`er*al*is"tic) a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, liberalism; as, liberalistic opinions.
(Lib`er*al"i*ty) n.; pl. Liberalities (- tiz). [L. liberalitas: cf. F. libéralité.]
1. The quality or state of being liberal; liberal disposition or practice; freedom from narrowness or prejudice; generosity; candor; charity.
That liberality is but cast awayDenham.
Which makes us borrow what we can not pay.
2. A gift; a gratuity; sometimes in the plural; as, a prudent man is not impoverished by his liberalities.
(Lib`er*al*i*za"tion) (- al*i*za"shun), n. The act of liberalizing.
(Lib"er*al*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Liberalized (-izd); p. pr. & vb. n. Liberalizing ] [Cf. F.
libéraliser.] To make liberal; to free from narrow views or prejudices.
To open and to liberalize the mind.Burke.
(Lib"er*al*i`zer) n. One who, or that which, liberalizes. Emerson.
(Lib"er*al*ly), adv. In a liberal manner.
(Lib"er*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Liberated (- a`ted); p. pr. & vb. n. Liberating ] [L. liberatus,
p. p. of liberare to free, fr. liber free. See Liberal, a., and cf. Deliver.] To release from restraint or
bondage; to set at liberty; to free; to manumit; to disengage; as, to liberate a slave or prisoner; to liberate
the mind from prejudice; to liberate gases.
Syn. To deliver; free; release. See Deliver.
(Lib`er*a"tion) n. [L. liberatio: cf. F. libération. Cf. Livraison.] The act of liberating or the
state of being liberated.
This mode of analysis requires perfect liberation from all prejudged system.Pownall.
(Lib"er*a`tor) n. [L.] One who, or that which, liberates; a deliverer.
(Lib"er*a*to*ry) a. Tending, or serving, to liberate. [R.]
(Lib`er*ta"ri*an) a. [See Liberty.] Pertaining to liberty, or to the doctrine of free will, as
opposed to the doctrine of necessity.
(Lib`er*ta"ri*an), n. One who holds to the doctrine of free will.
(Lib`er*ta"ri*an*ism) n. Libertarian principles or doctrines.
(Lib"er*ti*cide) n. [L. libertas liberty + caedere to kill: cf. (for sense 2) F. liberticide.]
1. The destruction of civil liberty.
2. A destroyer of civil liberty. B. F. Wade.
(Lib"er*tin*age) n. [Cf. F. libertinage. See Libertine.] Libertinism; license. [R.]