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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.


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