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noun     liberty pronunciation in American English
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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
  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.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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