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liberty Idioms & Phrases


At liberty

  • . (a) Unconfined; free . (b) At leisure .
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basque fatherland and liberty

  • noun a terrorist organization organized in 1959 by student activists who were dissatisfied with the moderate nationalism of the traditional Basque party; want to create an independent homeland in Spain's western Pyrenees
    ETA; Basque Homeland and Freedom; Euskadi ta Askatasuna.
    • in 1968 ETA launched a campaign of political assassinations of government officials
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Cap of liberty

  • . See Liberty cap, under Liberty.
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Civil liberty

  • noun one's freedom to exercise one's rights as guaranteed under the laws of the country
    civil liberty.
  • noun fundamental individual right protected by law and expressed as immunity from unwarranted governmental interference
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  • exemption from arbitrary interference with person, opinion, or property, on the part of the government under which one lives, and freedom to take part in modifying that government or its laws.
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Jail liberties, ∨ Jail limits

  • a space or district around a jail within which an imprisoned debtor was, on certain conditions, allowed to go at large. Abbott.
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Liberty bell

  • noun the bell of Independence Hall; rung 8 July 1776 to announce the signing of the Declaration of Independence
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  • . See under Bell.
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Liberty cap

  • noun close-fitting conical cap worn as a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution and in the U.S. before 1800
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  • . (a) The Roman pileus which was given to a slave at his manumission . (b) A limp, close-fitting cap with which the head of representations of the goddess of liberty is often decked. It is sometimes represented on a spear or a liberty pole.
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liberty chit

  • noun a permit to enter or leave a military installation
    pass.
    • he had to show his pass in order to get out
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liberty island

  • noun an island in New York Bay to the southwest of Manhattan where the Statue of Liberty stands
    Bedloe's Island.
    • Congress officially changed the name from Bedloe's Island to Liberty Island in 1956
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Liberty of the press

  • freedom to print and publish without official supervision.
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Liberty party

  • noun a former political party in the United States; formed in 1839 to oppose the practice of slavery; merged with the Free Soil Party in 1848
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  • the party, in the American Revolution, which favored independence of England; in more recent usage, a party which favored the emancipation of the slaves.
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Liberty pole

  • a tall flagstaff planted in the ground, often surmounted by a liberty cap. U. S.
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liberty ship

  • noun a slow cargo ship built during World War II
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Moral liberty

  • that liberty of choice which is essential to moral responsibility.
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political liberty

  • noun one's freedom to exercise one's rights as guaranteed under the laws of the country
    civil liberty.
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Religious liberty

  • freedom of religious opinion and worship.
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right to liberty

  • noun the right to be free
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statue of liberty

  • noun a large monumental statue symbolizing liberty on Liberty Island in New York Bay
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