Saturday, August 27, 2011


Depiction of Jesus, reading the prophecy
of Isaiah concerning Himself
(Isaiah 61:1-2, Luke 4:16-19).
 a) The condition of being free from restriction or control.
 b) The right and power to act, believe, or express oneself in a manner of one's own choosing.
 c) The condition of being physically and legally free from confinement, servitude, or forced labor.

2 Freedom from unjust or undue governmental control.

3 A right or immunity to engage in certain actions without control or interference: the liberties protected by the Bill of Rights.

[Middle English liberte, from Old French, from Latin lberts, from lber, free; see leudh- in Indo-European roots.][1]


  1. the state of being free, esp. to enjoy political and civil liberties
  2. exemption or immunity: freedom from government control
  3. liberation, such as from slavery
  4. the right or privilege of unrestricted access: freedom of the skies
  5. self-government or independence
  6. the power to order one's own actions
  7. ease or frankness of manner


  1. to burden with cruel or unjust impositions or restraints; subject to a burdensome or harsh exercise of authority or power: a people oppressed by totalitarianism.
  2. to lie heavily upon (the mind, a person, etc.): Care and sorrow oppressed them.
  3. to weigh down, as sleep or weariness does.
  4. Archaic. to put down; subdue or suppress.
  5. Archaic. to press upon or against; crush.
also... Stars & Stripes by The Air Force Concert Band | Hymn to Freedom by Jazz GREAT Oscar Peterson

1. "Liberty" The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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