Definition of libertarian
1 : an advocate of the doctrine of free will
2a : a person who upholds the principles of individual liberty especially of thought and actionb capitalized : a member of a political party advocating libertarian principles
libertarianismplay \ˌli-bər-ˈter-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm, -ˈte-rē-\ noun
Recent Examples of libertarian from the Web
While some on the left have hailed the book, libertarians and conservatives have attacked it online.
Joe Buchman, Libertarian Joe Buchman, 59, is a lifelong libertarian, according to his campaign website.
A recent study produced by the Voter Study Group found that libertarians basically don’t exist in the American body politic.
While the individual mandate is widely opposed by conservatives and libertarians, it was originally included as a way to push healthier people into the insurance system -- to help cover the cost of insuring sicker customers.
As a civil libertarian, Furgatch took his swings, his lumps and and his losses.
But the truth is that the underrepresented cohort in American politics is the opposite of libertarians: people with right-wing social views who support big government on the economy.
Human-rights groups cheered, libertarians jeered, and the international—and American—left warned that the new policy will harm Cubans and U.S. investors.
Natsagdorj is a die-hard libertarian who finds everything about the FBI slightly creepy.
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Definition of libertarian for English Language Learners
: a person who believes that people should be allowed to do and say what they want without any interference from the government
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