Definition of liberty :
1. 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.
2. A curve or arch in a bit to afford room for the tongue of the horse.
3. 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.
4. A privilege or license in violation of the laws of etiquette or propriety; as, to permit, or take, a liberty.
5. Freedom from imprisonment, bonds, or other restraint upon locomotion.
6. Leave of absence; permission to go on shore.
7. Privilege; exemption; franchise; immunity enjoyed by prescription or by grant; as, the liberties of the commercial cities of Europe.
8. The place within which certain immunities are enjoyed, or jurisdiction is exercised.
9. The power of choice; freedom from necessity; freedom from compulsion or constraint in willing.
10. 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.
indecorum, intimacy, decision, self-sufficiency, leave, birthright, life, conversancy, indecorousness, self-government, right, autonomy, closeness, education, enlightenment, free, acquaintance, selection, autarchy, rest, impropriety, recreation, self-direction, deliverance, familiarity, independence, democracy, opportunity, sovereignty, independency, bail, unlimited, choice, restraint, manumission, suffrage, conversance, franchise, dependence, self-determination, casualness, indecency, shore leave, alternative, improperness, not confined, enfranchisement, self-reliance
dismissal (part of speech: noun)
mildness (part of speech: noun)
geniality, open-mindedness, easiness, benevolence, liberalness, acceptance, gentleness, moderateness, peaceableness, insipidity, mildness, quietness, laxity, kindness, libertarianism, charity, latitude, lenience, tolerance, permissiveness, amiability, forbearance, benignity, liberality, moderation, sweetness, cordiality, broad-mindedness, tenderness, softness, evenness, meekness, clemency
freedom (part of speech: noun)
- Oh, you are perfectly at liberty to use my name, Mrs. Stevens, and say all that you think necessary to effect your object. - "The Garies and Their Friends", Frank J. Webb.
- She is quite at liberty to use my name; only nobody but mamma should see this letter. - "The Eustace Diamonds", Anthony Trollope.
- " They are at liberty to think what they like, Mr. Smith," said she. - "The Hollow of Her Hand", George Barr McCutcheon.