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 for Liberty
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Liberty \Lib"er*ty\ (l[i^]b"[~e]r*t[y^]), n.; pl. Liberties
     (-t[i^]z). [OE. liberte, F. libert['e], fr. L. libertas, fr.
     liber free. See Liberal.]
     1. 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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              But ye . . . caused every man his servant, and every
              man his handmaid whom he had set at liberty at their
              pleasure, to return, and brought them into
              subjection.                           --Jer. xxxiv.
                                                    16.
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              Delivered fro the bondage of corruption into the
              glorious liberty of the sons of God.  --Bible, 1551.
                                                    Rom. viii. 21.
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     2. Freedom from imprisonment, bonds, or other restraint upon
        locomotion.
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              Being pent from liberty, as I am now. --Shak.
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     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.
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     4. Privilege; exemption; franchise; immunity enjoyed by
        prescription or by grant; as, the liberties of the
        commercial cities of Europe.
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              His majesty gave not an entire county to any; much
              less did he grant . . . any extraordinary liberties.
                                                    --Sir J.
                                                    Davies.
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     5. The place within which certain immunities are enjoyed, or
        jurisdiction is exercised. [Eng.]
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              Brought forth into some public or open place within
              the liberty of the city, and there . . . burned.
                                                    --Fuller.
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     6. 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.
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     7. A privilege or license in violation of the laws of
        etiquette or propriety; as, to permit, or take, a liberty.
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              He was repeatedly provoked into striking those who
              had taken liberties with him.         --Macaulay.
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     8. The power of choice; freedom from necessity; freedom from
        compulsion or constraint in willing.
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              The idea of liberty is the idea of a power in any
              agent to do or forbear any particular action,
              according to the determination or thought of the
              mind, whereby either of them is preferred to the
              other.                                --Locke.
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              This liberty of judgment did not of necessity lead
              to lawlessness.                       --J. A.
                                                    Symonds.
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     9. (Manege) A curve or arch in a bit to afford room for the
        tongue of the horse.
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     10. (Naut.) Leave of absence; permission to go on shore.
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     At liberty.
         (a) Unconfined; free.
         (b) At leisure.
  
     Civil liberty, 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.
  
     Liberty bell. See under Bell.
  
     Liberty cap.
         (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.
  
     Liberty of the press, freedom to print and publish without
        official supervision.
  
     Liberty party, the party, in the American Revolution, which
        favored independence of England; in more recent usage, a
        party which favored the emancipation of the slaves.
  
     Liberty pole, a tall flagstaff planted in the ground, often
        surmounted by a liberty cap. [U. S.]
  
     Moral liberty, that liberty of choice which is essential to
        moral responsibility.
  
     Religious liberty, freedom of religious opinion and
        worship.
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     Syn: Leave; permission; license.
  
     Usage: Liberty, Freedom. These words, though often
            interchanged, are distinct in some of their
            applications. Liberty has reference to previous
            restraint; freedom, to the simple, unrepressed
            exercise of our powers. A slave is set at liberty; his
            master had always been in a state of freedom. A
            prisoner under trial may ask liberty (exemption from
            restraint) to speak his sentiments with freedom (the
            spontaneous and bold utterance of his feelings). The
            liberty of the press is our great security for freedom
            of thought.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  liberty
      n 1: immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political
           independence [syn: autonomy, liberty]
      2: 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"
      3: personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression
      4: leave granted to a sailor or naval officer [syn: shore
         leave, liberty]
      5: an act of undue intimacy [syn: familiarity, impropriety,
         indecorum, liberty]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  109 Moby Thesaurus words for "liberty":
     Lehrfreiheit, OK, a leg up, academic freedom, admission, allowance,
     assumption, at liberty, authorization, autonomy, blank check,
     brevet, carte blanche, chance, charter, clear stage, concession,
     consent, constitutional freedom, copyright, delivery, diploma,
     diplomatic immunity, discharge, dispensation, emancipation,
     enfranchisement, exception, exemption, fair field, fair game,
     familiarity, favor, franchise, free, freedom, freedom from fear,
     freedom from want, freedom of worship, furlough, grant, holiday,
     hubris, immunity, imposition, independence, indulgence, initiative,
     lawlessness, leave, leave of absence, legislative immunity,
     letters patent, liberated, liberation, liberties, liberty abused,
     license, licentiousness, loose, occasion, okay, opening,
     opportunism, opportunity, paid holiday, paid vacation, patent,
     permission, permission to enter, place, prerogative, presumption,
     presumptuousness, privilege, release, right, room, royal grant,
     run, sabbatical, sabbatical leave, sabbatical year, scope,
     self-determination, self-direction, self-government, shore leave,
     sovereignty, special favor, special permission, stepping-stone,
     the Four Freedoms, the run of, ticket, ticket of admission, time,
     time off, unconstrained, undue liberty, unfettered, uninhibited,
     unrestrained, unrestricted, vacation, vouchsafement, waiver,
     warrant, weekend
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LIBERTY. Freedom from restraint. The power of acting as one thinks fit, 
  without any restraint or control, except from the laws of nature. 
       2. Liberty is divided into civil, natural, personal, and political. 
       3. Civil liberty is the power to do whatever is permitted by the 
  constitution of the state and the laws of the land. It is no other than 
  natural liberty, so far restrained by human laws, and no further, operating 
  equally upon all the citizens, as is necessary and expedient for the general 
  advantage of the public. 1 Black. Com. 125; Paley's Mor. Phil. B. 6, c.5; 
  Swifts Syst. 12 
       4. That system of laws is alone calculated to maintain civil liberty, 
  which leaves the citizen entirely master of his own conduct, except in those 
  points in which the public good requires some direction and restraint. When a
  
  man is restrained in his natural liberty by no municipal laws but those 
  which are requisite to prevent his violating the natural law, and to promote 
  the greatest moral and physical welfare of the community, he is legally 
  possessed of the fullest enjoyment of his civil rights of individual 
  liberty. But it must not be inferred that individuals are to judge for 
  themselves how far the law may justifiably restrict their individual 
  liberty; for it is necessary to the welfare of the commonwealth, that the 
  law should be obeyed; and thence is derived the legal maxim, that no man may 
  be wiser than the law. 
       5. Natural liberty is the right which nature gives to all mankind, of 
  disposing of their persons and property after the manner they judge most 
  consonant to their happiness, on condition of their acting within the limits 
  of the law of nature, and that they do not in any way abuse it to the 
  prejudice of other  men. Burlamaqui, c. 3, s. 15; 1 Bl. Com. 125. 
       6. Personal liberty is the independence of our actions of all other 
  will than our own. Wolff, Ins. Nat. Sec. 77. It consists in the power of 
  locomotion, of changing situation, or removing one's person to whatever 
  place one's inclination may direct, without imprisonment or restraint, 
  unless by due course of law. 1 Bl. Com. 134. 
       7. Political liberty may be defined to be, the security by which, from 
  the constitution, form and nature of the established government, the 
  citizens enjoy civil liberty. No ideas or definitions are more 
  distinguishable than those of civil and political liberty, yet they are 
  generally confounded. 1 Bl. Com. 6, 125. The political liberty of a state is 
  based upon those fundamental laws which establish the distribution of 
  legislative and executive powers. The political liberty of a citizen is that 
  tranquillity of mind, which is the effect of an opinion that he is in 
  perfect security; and to insure this security, the government must be such 
  that one citizen shall not fear another. 
       8. In the English law, by liberty is meant a privilege held by grant or 
  prescription, by which some men enjoy greater benefits than ordinary 
  subjects. A liberty is also a territory, with some extraordinary privilege. 
       9. By liberty or liberties, is understood a part of a town or city, as 
  the Northern Liberties of the city of Philadelphia. The same as Fanbourg. 
  (q.v.) 
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  LIBERTY, n.  One of Imagination's most precious possessions.
  
      The rising People, hot and out of breath,
      Roared around the palace:  "Liberty or death!"
      "If death will do," the King said, "let me reign;
      You'll have, I'm sure, no reason to complain."
                                                        Martha Braymance
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Liberty -- U.S. County in Georgia
     Population (2000):    61610
     Housing Units (2000): 21977
     Land area (2000):     519.051635 sq. miles (1344.337505 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    83.465571 sq. miles (216.174828 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    602.517206 sq. miles (1560.512333 sq. km)
     Located within:       Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
     Location:             31.809525 N, 81.538796 W
     Headwords:
      Liberty
      Liberty, GA
      Liberty County
      Liberty County, GA
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Liberty -- U.S. County in Montana
     Population (2000):    2158
     Housing Units (2000): 1070
     Land area (2000):     1429.758528 sq. miles (3703.057430 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    17.435804 sq. miles (45.158524 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1447.194332 sq. miles (3748.215954 sq. km)
     Located within:       Montana (MT), FIPS 30
     Location:             48.550900 N, 111.004866 W
     Headwords:
      Liberty
      Liberty, MT
      Liberty County
      Liberty County, MT
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Liberty -- U.S. County in Texas
     Population (2000):    70154
     Housing Units (2000): 26359
     Land area (2000):     1159.678117 sq. miles (3003.552406 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    16.544828 sq. miles (42.850906 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1176.222945 sq. miles (3046.403312 sq. km)
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             30.162001 N, 94.846793 W
     Headwords:
      Liberty
      Liberty, TX
      Liberty County
      Liberty County, TX
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Liberty -- U.S. County in Florida
     Population (2000):    7021
     Housing Units (2000): 3156
     Land area (2000):     835.865665 sq. miles (2164.882043 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    7.294059 sq. miles (18.891526 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    843.159724 sq. miles (2183.773569 sq. km)
     Located within:       Florida (FL), FIPS 12
     Location:             30.285745 N, 84.883242 W
     Headwords:
      Liberty
      Liberty, FL
      Liberty County
      Liberty County, FL
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Liberty, MO -- U.S. city in Missouri
     Population (2000):    26232
     Housing Units (2000): 9973
     Land area (2000):     26.952833 sq. miles (69.807515 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.057506 sq. miles (0.148939 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    27.010339 sq. miles (69.956454 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            42032
     Located within:       Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
     Location:             39.240852 N, 94.426502 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Liberty, MO
      Liberty
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Liberty, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
     Population (2000):    86
     Housing Units (2000): 39
     Land area (2000):     0.247134 sq. miles (0.640074 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.247134 sq. miles (0.640074 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            26980
     Located within:       Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
     Location:             40.085028 N, 96.483336 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     68381
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Liberty, NE
      Liberty
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Liberty, NY -- U.S. village in New York
     Population (2000):    3975
     Housing Units (2000): 2071
     Land area (2000):     2.394091 sq. miles (6.200666 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.394091 sq. miles (6.200666 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            42224
     Located within:       New York (NY), FIPS 36
     Location:             41.797792 N, 74.742829 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     12754
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Liberty, NY
      Liberty
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Liberty, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina
     Population (2000):    2661
     Housing Units (2000): 1094
     Land area (2000):     2.606729 sq. miles (6.751397 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.011692 sq. miles (0.030281 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.618421 sq. miles (6.781678 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            38100
     Located within:       North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
     Location:             35.852906 N, 79.571886 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     27298
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Liberty, NC
      Liberty
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Liberty, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
     Population (2000):    519
     Housing Units (2000): 231
     Land area (2000):     0.374281 sq. miles (0.969383 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.374281 sq. miles (0.969383 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            43133
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             39.879948 N, 91.108137 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     62347
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Liberty, IL
      Liberty
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Liberty, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    184
     Housing Units (2000): 72
     Land area (2000):     6.107294 sq. miles (15.817819 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    6.107294 sq. miles (15.817819 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            42860
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             35.857244 N, 95.969284 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Liberty, OK
      Liberty
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Liberty, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    2670
     Housing Units (2000): 1162
     Land area (2000):     1.438024 sq. miles (3.724465 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.060933 sq. miles (0.157816 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.498957 sq. miles (3.882281 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            43064
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             40.326302 N, 79.856101 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     16930
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Liberty, PA
      Liberty
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Liberty, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana
     Population (2000):    2061
     Housing Units (2000): 916
     Land area (2000):     0.870865 sq. miles (2.255529 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.870865 sq. miles (2.255529 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            43434
     Located within:       Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
     Location:             39.635907 N, 84.928968 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     47353
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Liberty, IN
      Liberty
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Liberty, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    230
     Housing Units (2000): 95
     Land area (2000):     0.515069 sq. miles (1.334022 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.515069 sq. miles (1.334022 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            43128
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             41.558446 N, 77.103839 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     16930
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Liberty, PA
      Liberty
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Liberty, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
     Population (2000):    95
     Housing Units (2000): 62
     Land area (2000):     0.257448 sq. miles (0.666787 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.257448 sq. miles (0.666787 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            40250
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             37.156211 N, 95.598001 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     67351
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Liberty, KS
      Liberty
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Liberty, SC -- U.S. town in South Carolina
     Population (2000):    3009
     Housing Units (2000): 1404
     Land area (2000):     4.267941 sq. miles (11.053915 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.267941 sq. miles (11.053915 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            41380
     Located within:       South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
     Location:             34.788390 N, 82.694865 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     29657
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Liberty, SC
      Liberty
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Liberty, KY -- U.S. city in Kentucky
     Population (2000):    1850
     Housing Units (2000): 979
     Land area (2000):     1.745621 sq. miles (4.521138 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.745621 sq. miles (4.521138 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            46072
     Located within:       Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
     Location:             37.321195 N, 84.930513 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     42539
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Liberty, KY
      Liberty
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Liberty, TN -- U.S. town in Tennessee
     Population (2000):    367
     Housing Units (2000): 181
     Land area (2000):     1.035302 sq. miles (2.681420 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.035302 sq. miles (2.681420 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            42040
     Located within:       Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
     Location:             36.004959 N, 85.972816 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Liberty, TN
      Liberty
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Liberty, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    8033
     Housing Units (2000): 3187
     Land area (2000):     35.052161 sq. miles (90.784676 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.355322 sq. miles (0.920280 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    35.407483 sq. miles (91.704956 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            42568
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             30.057546 N, 94.796662 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Liberty, TX
      Liberty
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Liberty, MS -- U.S. town in Mississippi
     Population (2000):    633
     Housing Units (2000): 309
     Land area (2000):     2.058135 sq. miles (5.330546 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.009985 sq. miles (0.025861 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.068120 sq. miles (5.356407 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            40640
     Located within:       Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
     Location:             31.160812 N, 90.804002 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     39645
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Liberty, MS
      Liberty
  

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