['lɪbətɪ] or ['lɪbɚti]
(noun.) freedom of choice; 'liberty of opinion'; 'liberty of worship'; 'liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases'; 'at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes'.
(noun.) personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression.
(n.) The state of a free person; exemption from subjection to the will of another claiming ownership of the person or services; freedom; -- opposed to slavery, serfdom, bondage, or subjection.
(n.) Freedom from imprisonment, bonds, or other restraint upon locomotion.
(n.) A privilege conferred by a superior power; permission granted; leave; as, liberty given to a child to play, or to a witness to leave a court, and the like.
(n.) Privilege; exemption; franchise; immunity enjoyed by prescription or by grant; as, the liberties of the commercial cities of Europe.
(n.) The place within which certain immunities are enjoyed, or jurisdiction is exercised.
(n.) A certain amount of freedom; permission to go freely within certain limits; also, the place or limits within which such freedom is exercised; as, the liberties of a prison.
(n.) A privilege or license in violation of the laws of etiquette or propriety; as, to permit, or take, a liberty.
(n.) The power of choice; freedom from necessity; freedom from compulsion or constraint in willing.
(n.) A curve or arch in a bit to afford room for the tongue of the horse.
(n.) Leave of absence; permission to go on shore.
n. . Freedom (after previous restraint), liberation from restraint, independence.. Privilege, immunity, franchise.. Leave, permission, license.
SYN:Freedom, leave, independence, permission, privilege, license, franchise,immunity, insult, impropriety, volition, voluntariness, exemption
ANT:Slavery, servitude, restraint, constraint, submission, dependence, obligation,compulsion, deference, respect, considerateness, necessity, fatality,predestination
n. freedom to do as one pleases: the unrestrained enjoyment of natural rights: power of free choice: privilege: exemption: relaxation of restraint: the bounds within which certain privileges are enjoyed: freedom of speech or action beyond ordinary civility.—ns. Libertā′rian one who believes in free-will as opposed to necessity; Libertā′rianism the doctrine of the freedom of the will as opposed to necessitarianism; Liber′ticide a destroyer of liberty; Liber′tinage debauchery; Lib′ertine formerly one who professed free opinions esp. in religion: one who leads a licentious life a rake or debauchee.—adj. belonging to a freedman: unrestrained: licentious.—n. Lib′ertinism licentiousness of opinion or practice: lewdness or debauchery.—Liberty of indifference freedom of the will—because before action the will is undetermined as to acting or not acting; Liberty of the press liberty to print and publish without previous permission from government.—Cap of liberty (see Bonnet rouge under Bonnet); Religious liberty the right of thinking about religion or of worshipping as one likes.
n. One of Imagination's most precious possessions.
- We take the liberty of coming, my young companion and I, madam,' said Riah, 'on behalf of Lizzie Hexam. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- But liberty had been a useless gift to me had I not, as I awakened to reason, at the same time awakened to revenge. 玛丽·雪莱. 弗兰肯斯坦.
- I found him in the hands of a faker, and took the liberty of running him just as he was sent over. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- If so, it was a liberty that Rosamond resented; and she prepared herself to meet every word with polite impassibility. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- If now considered in the light of a liberty, excuse it for the love of poor old days. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- Liberty, it seems, thrives best in the woods. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- You want to be free and extraordinary, in an extraordinary world of liberty. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- My secret was out; and my only struggle now was for liberty and freedom. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- It is in vain to urge, that inanimate objects act without liberty and choice. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- Excuse the liberty; but take care _how_ you talk to me. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- I refused, as you can imagine, and asked my father how he could allow such a wretch to take such liberties with himself and his household. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- On his return to Pennsylvania he again took his seat in this body, and continued a steady defender of the liberties of the people. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- I wants a end of these liberties took with my place. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Profound doubts of the system of government and of the liberties of many forms of property in the economic system spread throughout the social body. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- It's likely enough they took such liberties; I shouldn't wonder! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- He took great liberties with the Egyptian temples, and remained at Memphis opening ancient tombs and examining the dead bodies. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- We may sometimes take greater liberties in November than in May. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- It seemed to me that her mistress allowed her to take great liberties. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- He unwrapped no mummies as Cambyses had done; he took no liberties with Apis, the sacred bull of Memphis. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Never mind,' retorted Mr. Bolter; 'and don't yer take liberties with yer superiors, little boy, or yer'll find yerself in the wrong shop. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.