Definition of liberty
- was given the liberty of the house
- took undue liberties with a stranger
- took liberties in the way he played the game
- The movie takes many liberties with the actual events.
a nation that values liberty and democracy
soldiers willing to die in defense of liberty
They gave him the liberty to handle the problem himself.
hard-won liberties such as freedom of the press
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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