Meaning of 'liberty' (Webster Dictionary)
- 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.
- Freedom from imprisonment, bonds, or other restraint upon
- 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.
- Privilege; exemption; franchise; immunity enjoyed by
prescription or by grant; as, the liberties of the commercial cities of
- The place within which certain immunities are enjoyed, or
jurisdiction is exercised.
- 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.
- A privilege or license in violation of the laws of
etiquette or propriety; as, to permit, or take, a liberty.
- The power of choice; freedom from necessity; freedom from
compulsion or constraint in willing.
- A curve or arch in a bit to afford room for the tongue of
- Leave of absence; permission to go on shore.