liberation

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noun lib·er·a·tion \ ˌli-bə-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of liberation

1 :the act of liberating :the state of being liberated
2 :a movement seeking equal rights and status for a group
  • women's liberation

liberationist

play \ˌli-bə-ˈrā-sh(ə-)nist\ noun

Examples of liberation in a Sentence

  1. The liberation of the city took weeks.

  2. the liberation of the slaves was one of the key results of the Civil War

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First Known Use of liberation

15th century


LIBERATION Defined for English Language Learners

liberation

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Definition of liberation for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of freeing someone or something from another's control : the act of liberating someone or something

  • : the removal of traditional social or sexual rules, attitudes, etc.



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