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2 entries found for liberty.
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Main Entry: lib·er·ty
Pronunciation: primarystresslib-schwart-emacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -ties
1 : the condition of those who are free and independent : FREEDOM
2 : power to do what one pleases <give the child some liberty>
3 : an action that goes beyond normal limits (as of proper behavior or good sense) <took liberties with the truth> <take foolish liberties with one's health>
4 : a short authorized absence from naval duty
- at liberty
1 : not held back : FREE <you are at liberty to go or stay>
2 : at leisure : not busy <I'm at liberty this afternoon>

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