|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.]
- the state of being free, esp. to enjoy political and civil liberties
- exemption or immunity: freedom from government control
- liberation, such as from slavery
- the right or privilege of unrestricted access: freedom of the skies
- self-government or independence
- the power to order one's own actions
- ease or frankness of manner
- 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.
- to lie heavily upon (the mind, a person, etc.): Care and sorrow oppressed them.
- to weigh down, as sleep or weariness does.
- Archaic. to put down; subdue or suppress.
- Archaic. to press upon or against; crush.
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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.