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noun liberty pronunciation in American English /ˈlɪbərti/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the freedom to think or behave in the way that you want and not be controlled by a government or by other people
    their long struggle for liberty and independence
    1. a.
      [countable] a particular kind of freedom, especially one that you have a legal right to
      The use of surveillance cameras could infringe on people’s personal liberties.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] freedom from being kept in prison
    He was finally given his liberty at the age of 68.
    at liberty: Two members of the gang are still at liberty.
  3. 3
    [countable] something that offends someone because you have not asked their permission
    It would be quite a liberty if one of my friends used my house while I was away.



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