[ noun ] (politics) immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
Used in print(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
When I question them as_to what they mean by concepts like liberty and democracy , I find that they fall_into two categories : the simpler ones who have simply accepted the shibboleths of their faith without analysis ; and the intelligent , cynical ones who scornfully reply that these things do n't count any_more in the world of to-day .
- liberal considers that the need for a national economy with controls that will assure his conception of social justice is so great that individual and local liberties as_well_as democratic processes may have to yield before it .
If he attaches little importance to personal liberty , why not make this known to the world ?(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
He recalled that in Rhode_Island a party opposed to the state 's condemnation of a man ( Thomas_W._Dorr ) proclaimed the state 's action as a violation of the law of the land and the principles of human liberty .(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)
He is throttling the liberty my father gave his life to win '' !
[ noun ] freedom of choice
: "liberty of opinion" "liberty of worship" "liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases" "at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes"
Used in print(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)
He terms this early enthusiasm `` Romantic_Christianity '' and concludes that its similarity to democratic beliefs of_that day is so great that `` the doctrine of liberty seems but a secular version of its counterpart in evangelical Protestantism '' .
It seemed to me that the liberals had scrapped the balanced polarity and reposed both liberty and the fundamental_law in the common_man .
[ noun ] personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression
Used in print(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)
By_virtue_of his self-reliance , his individualism and his freedom from external restraint , the private_eye is a perfect embodiment of the middle_class conception of liberty , which amounts to doing what you please and let_the_devil_take_the_hindmost .
[ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 2862
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13471