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Definition of libertine:

  1. A defamatory name for a freethinker.
  2. A manumitted slave; a freedman; also, the son of a freedman.
  3. Dissolute; licentious; profligate; loose in morals; as, libertine principles or manners.
  4. Free from restraint; uncontrolled.
  5. One free from restraint; one who acts according to his impulses and desires; now, specifically, one who gives rein to lust; a rake; a debauchee.
  6. One of a sect of Anabaptists, in the fifteenth and early part of the sixteenth century, who rejected many of the customs and decencies of life, and advocated a community of goods and of women.


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