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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
civil liberties/liberty (=the right to be free to do what you want within the law)
▪ Detention without trial threatens our civil liberties.
civil liberties/liberty (=the right to be free to do what you want within the law)
▪ Detention without trial threatens our civil liberties.
civil liberty
▪ This is not civil liberty but plain silliness.
▪ Under Conservative rule civil liberty became seriously eroded.
▪ The Westerners, on the other hand, envisaged progress towards civil liberty and economic justice along Western lines.
▪ But these side-effects can become intolerable if political freedom fails to match economic liberty.
▪ Under the interests theory, obligations arise in order to protect economic liberty, not curtail it.
▪ But the central principles for us are individual liberty and personal fulfilment.
▪ At the most, therefore, one can only inquire whether individual liberty was increasing in fact, or not.
▪ Does this incursion upon individual liberty without consent serve a worthwhile purpose or rest upon some important principle?
▪ Attempts to force equality are unacceptable also because they directly undermine individual liberty, a value of far greater importance.
▪ These measures are an important extension of consumers' rights and some safeguard of individual liberty.
▪ A libertarian society was seen as one which was based on individual liberty.
▪ The result is a muddle in which police efficiency and individual liberty are two certain losers.
▪ The value of individual liberty is not absolute, but is subject to the authority of established government.
▪ This is partly because of the importance of the interests at stake in immigration decisions: personal safety and liberty.
▪ Perhaps more importantly, however, Hayek's concept of spontaneous order is inextricably linked to the notion of personal liberty.
▪ All civilised states recognise this assertion of personal liberty and privacy.
▪ Only if public order appeared to be on the verge of breaking down would the government contemplate restricting political liberty.
▪ They defy customs, laws and traditions in a move toward social, moral and political liberty.
▪ Increased political liberty is not part of the package, however.
▪ Needless to say, this system by no means produced the religious liberty for which people had originally fought.
▪ Its purpose is to secure religious liberty in the individual by prohibiting any invasions thereof by civil authority.
▪ To withhold religious liberty was out of the question.
▪ This case is not about religious liberty.
▪ Moreover, the Fifth Amendment also guarantees that no person shall be deprived of liberty without due process of law.
▪ The point is, mathematical notation gives us complete liberty, unless it explicitly states otherwise.
▪ He reserved the costs and gave liberty to apply.
▪ Why should not his giving up his liberty to complain be consideration?
▪ Is it any different from giving up a liberty to smoke?
▪ A heavy burden is placed on the magistrates to protect individual liberty from the abuse of police power.
▪ It examines the possibility that there are general restrictions on the authority of political institutions designed to protect individual liberty.
▪ Under the interests theory, obligations arise in order to protect economic liberty, not curtail it.
▪ Others set them at liberty and made their children heirs.
▪ This, madam, you left last night, and I take the liberty to restore it to you.
▪ I took the liberty of telling my office I could be reached here.
▪ Next I took the liberty of calling on his daughter, Mrs. Carolan.
▪ No one on the ice seemed above taking a liberty or two.
▪ I took the liberty of planting a listening device in the jukebox you ... earned.
▪ More Fisher Brown, on the instructions of Madame Bihi, took advantage of the liberty to apply.
▪ I took the liberty of inviting my friend Carlo along.
▪ Might I take the liberty of reminding Sir that Sir's favourite programme's on the air soon?
▪ civil liberties
▪ Many people think that compulsory ID cards interfere with personal liberty.
▪ The Constitution promises liberty and justice to all citizens.
▪ They were fighting for liberty and equality.
▪ At the most, therefore, one can only inquire whether individual liberty was increasing in fact, or not.
▪ But emphasis has now shifted from liberty to order.
▪ But it cheapens liberty and diminishes the nation.
▪ Hayek views the growing dominance of the conception of law as thesis as posing a grave threat to liberty.
▪ It is only we-alone and in lonely place-who stand between tyranny and liberty.
▪ Most had escaped but some were freed by owners newly inspired by the idea of liberty.
▪ While I am still free, I am at liberty to take my pleasure when I choose.
▪ Wright is correct to see Paisley's interpretation of liberty as a development of this view.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

    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.

    Delivered fro the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the sons of God.
    --Bible, 1551. Rom. viii. 21.

  2. Freedom from imprisonment, bonds, or other restraint upon locomotion.

    Being pent from liberty, as I am now.

  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.

  4. Privilege; exemption; franchise; immunity enjoyed by prescription or by grant; as, the liberties of the commercial cities of Europe.

    His majesty gave not an entire county to any; much less did he grant . . . any extraordinary liberties.
    --Sir J. Davies.

  5. The place within which certain immunities are enjoyed, or jurisdiction is exercised. [Eng.]

    Brought forth into some public or open place within the liberty of the city, and there . . . burned.

  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.

  7. A privilege or license in violation of the laws of etiquette or propriety; as, to permit, or take, a liberty.

    He was repeatedly provoked into striking those who had taken liberties with him.

  8. The power of choice; freedom from necessity; freedom from compulsion or constraint in willing.

    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.

    This liberty of judgment did not of necessity lead to lawlessness.
    --J. A. Symonds.

  9. (Manege) A curve or arch in a bit to afford room for the tongue of the horse.

  10. (Naut.) Leave of absence; permission to go on shore. At liberty.

    1. Unconfined; free.

    2. 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.

      1. The Roman pileus which was given to a slave at his manumission.

      2. 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.

        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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "free choice, freedom to do as one chooses," from Old French liberté "freedom, liberty, free will" (14c.), from Latin libertatem (nominative libertas) "freedom, condition of a free man; absence of restraint; permission," from liber "free" (see liberal)The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure it is right. [Learned Hand, 1944]Nautical sense of "leave of absence" is from 1758. To take liberties "go beyond the bounds of propriety" is from 1620s. Sense of "privileges by grant" (14c.) led to sense of "a person's private land" (mid-15c.), which yielded sense in 18c. in both England and America of "a district within a county but having its own justice of the peace," and also "a district adjacent to a city and in some degree under its municipal jurisdiction" (as in Northern Liberties of Philadelphia). Also compare Old French libertés "local rights, laws, taxes."


n. The condition of being free from control or restrictions.

  1. n. immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence [syn: autonomy]

  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]

  5. an act of undue intimacy [syn: familiarity, impropriety, indecorum]

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):
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Liberty, MO
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
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Liberty, NE
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
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Liberty, NY
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
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Liberty, NC
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
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Liberty, IL
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):
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Liberty, OK
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
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Liberty, PA
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
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Liberty, IN
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
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Liberty, KS
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
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Liberty, KY
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
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Liberty, MS
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
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Liberty, SC
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):
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Liberty, TN
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):
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Liberty, TX
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
Liberty, GA
Liberty County
Liberty County, GA
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
Liberty, MT
Liberty County
Liberty County, MT
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
Liberty, TX
Liberty County
Liberty County, TX
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
Liberty, FL
Liberty County
Liberty County, FL
Liberty (disambiguation)

Liberty is the quality individuals have to control their own actions.

Liberty may also refer to:

Liberty (goddess)

A goddess named for and representing the concept Liberty has existed in many cultures, including classical examples dating from the Roman Empire to those representing national symbols such as the American Columbia and its Statue of Liberty, an artwork created under the name Liberty Enlightening the World, and the French Marianne.

Liberty (libertarian magazine)

Liberty is a leading libertarian journal, founded in 1987 by R. W. Bradford (who was the magazine's publisher and editor until his death from cancer in 2005) in Port Townsend, Washington, and then edited from San Diego by Stephen Cox. Unlike Reason, which is printed on glossy paper and has full-color photographs, Liberty was printed on uncoated paper stock and had line drawing cartoons by S. H. (Scott) Chambers and Rex F. "Baloo" May, no photographs except for advertisements, and only one extra color (blue), which was limited to the cover and occasionally a few ads. Beginning in November 2010, the magazine transitioned to an online-only format.

Bradford had planned the launch of Liberty for several years during the 1980s, waiting, in part, for the development of desktop publishing software to make the endeavor cost-effective for a short-run periodical. The magazine achieved Bradford's target circulation by the end of the first year of publication. Starting it as an arm of his private publishing business, he turned the magazine over to a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (under his control) in 1993. In 1999, it moved from a bimonthly to a monthly publication schedule. Beginning in 2008, the print version was published eleven times a year, with one issue being a "double issue."

The magazine's list of editors at start-up included Murray Rothbard; Karl Hess joined soon after. Both wrote for the magazine and both were featured prominently in subscription advertising. Rothbard left the masthead in 1990, following his break with the Libertarian Party and his public move towards paleolibertarianism; Hess stayed with the magazine until his death.

From the beginning, Liberty gave extensive coverage to the history of the libertarian movement, repeatedly focusing on the biography and legacy of Ayn Rand. The magazine offered the first printing of Rothbard's pamphlet The Sociology of the Ayn Rand Cult as its first subscription bonus. John Hospers's two-part series "Talking With Ayn Rand" was among the magazine's notable early publishing coups. Characteristically, Bradford juxtaposed scholarly, intellectual writing from philosophers such as Loren Lomasky and Jan Narveson and economists such as Mark Skousen, Doug Casey, Leland Yeager, and David Friedman, with work by young, virtually unknown amateur writers. With few exceptions, the magazine does not pay writers for their contributions.


Liberty, in philosophy, involves free will as contrasted with determinism. In politics, liberty consists of the social and political freedoms to which all community members are entitled. In theology, liberty is freedom from the bondage of sin. Generally, liberty is distinctly differentiated from freedom in that freedom is primarily, if not exclusively, the ability to do as one wills and what one has the power to do; whereas liberty concerns the absence of arbitrary restraints and takes into account the rights of all involved. As such, the exercise of liberty is subject to capability and limited by the rights of others.

Liberty (album)

Liberty is the sixth studio album by Duran Duran, released on . It entered the top 10 in the UK albums chart, and garnered a #6 hit for the single "Serious" in Japan.

Liberty (magazine)

Liberty magazine may refer to:

  • Liberty (1881–1908), a political magazine published from 1881 to 1908 by Benjamin Tucker
  • Liberty (general interest magazine), published from 1924 to 1950
  • Liberty (libertarian magazine), published from 1987 to 2010, transitioned to online-only starting in 2011
  • Liberty (Adventist magazine), a religious liberty magazine published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Liberty (advocacy group)

Liberty (formally known as the National Council for Civil Liberties or NCCL) is an advocacy group based in the United Kingdom, which campaigns to protect civil liberties and promote human rights – through the courts, in Parliament and in the wider community.

The NCCL was founded in 1934 by Ronald Kidd and Sylvia Crowther-Smith (later Scaffardi). In 2009, the organisation celebrated its 75th anniversary.

Liberty's aim is to not only protect civil liberties but also to engender a "rights culture" within British society. Liberty announced Martha Spurrier as their new director on 31 March 2016.

Liberty (1881–1908)

Liberty was a nineteenth-century anarchist periodical published in the United States by Benjamin Tucker, from August 1881 to April 1908. The periodical was instrumental in developing and formalizing the individualist anarchist philosophy through publishing essays and serving as a format for debate.

Contributors included Benjamin Tucker, Lysander Spooner, Auberon Herbert, Dyer Lum, Joshua K. Ingalls, John Henry Mackay, Victor Yarros, Wordsworth Donisthorpe, James L. Walker, J. William Lloyd, Voltairine de Cleyre, Steven T. Byington, John Beverley Robinson, Jo Labadie, and Henry Appleton. Included in its masthead is a quote from Pierre Proudhon saying that liberty is "Not the Daughter But the Mother of Order."

Liberty (department store)

Liberty is a department store on Great Marlborough Street in the West End of London which sells luxury goods including women's, men's and children's fashion, cosmetics and fragrances, jewellery, accessories, homeware, furniture, stationery and gifts, and is known for its floral and graphic prints.

Turnover for 2015 was forecasted to be £145 million, up from £132 million in 2014.

Liberty (division)

A liberty was an English unit originating in the Middle Ages, traditionally defined as an area in which regalian right was revoked and where the land was held by a mesne lord (i.e., an area in which rights reserved to the king had been devolved into private hands). It later became a unit of local government administration.

Liberties were areas of widely variable extent which were independent of the usual system of hundreds and boroughs for a number of different reasons, usually to do with peculiarities of tenure. Because of their tenurial rather than geographical origin, the areas covered by liberties could either be widely scattered across a county or limited to an area smaller than a single parish: an example of the former is Fordington Liberty, and of the latter, the Liberty of Waybayouse, both in Dorset.

In northern England, the liberty of Bowland was one of the larger tenurial configurations covering some ten manors, eight townships and four parishes under the sway of a single feudal lord, the Lord of Bowland, whose customary title is Lord of the Fells. Up until 1660, such lords would have been lords paramount.

Legislation passed in 1836 ended the temporal jurisdiction of the Archbishop of York and the Bishop of Ely in several liberties, and the Liberties Act 1850 permitted the merging of liberties in their counties. By 1867, only a handful remained: Ely, Havering-atte-Bower, St Albans, Peterborough, Ripon and Haverfordwest. St Albans was subsequently joined to the county of Hertfordshire in 1875.

The Local Government Act 1888 led to the ending of the special jurisdictions: the Isle of Ely and Soke of Peterborough became administrative counties, while the three remaining liberties were united to their surrounding counties.

Liberty (Adventist magazine)

Liberty is a magazine published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church that covers issues involving separation of church and state, and current events in politics. It has a circulation of over 200,000.

Liberty is one of three religious freedom outreaches sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the other two being the North American Religious Liberty Association and the International Religious Liberty Association.

Liberty (1929 film)

'Liberty ' (aka Criminals at Large) is a 1929 short comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy as escaped convicts who, while trying to change pants, wind up on a skyscraper in construction.

Liberty (serial)

Liberty (also known as Liberty, A Daughter of the USA) is a 1916 American Western film serial directed by Jacques Jaccard and Henry MacRae, and was the first purely Western serial ever made. The film is now presumed to be lost.

Liberty (apple)

Liberty is a hybrid apple cultivar developed by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. It was a seedling produced in 1955 from pollinating ' Macoun' from 'Purdue 54-12' for the sake of acquiring Malus floribunda disease resistances. It was first released to the public in 1978.

Liberty (Fringe)

"Liberty" is the twelfth episode of the fifth season of the Fox science-fiction/ drama television series Fringe, and the show's 99th and penultimate episode. It aired with the series finale, " An Enemy of Fate", in the United States on January 18, 2013, along with telecasts in the UK and Ireland on Sky1.

Liberty (general interest magazine)

Liberty was a weekly, general-interest magazine, originally priced at five cents and subtitled, "A Weekly for Everybody." It was launched in 1924 by McCormick-Patterson, the publisher until 1931, when it was taken over by Bernarr Macfadden until 1941. At one time it was said to be "the second greatest magazine in America," ranking behind The Saturday Evening Post in circulation. It featured contributions from some of the biggest politicians, celebrities, authors, and artists of the 20th Century. The contents of the magazine provide a unique look into popular culture, politics, and world events through the Roaring 20s, Great Depression, World War II, and Post-War America. It ceased publication in 1950 and was revived briefly in 1971.

Liberty (dog)

Honor's Foxfire Liberty Hume ( AKC Registration Number SB578950) was the Golden Retriever Presidential pet of Betty Ford and Gerald Ford. Liberty was born February 8, 1974 and given to the president as an 8-month-old puppy by his daughter Susan Ford and new White House photographer David Hume Kennerly in the fall of 1974. The breeder of the dark gold pup was Ann (Avis) Friberg of Mount Vernon, Washington.

Liberty was frequently photographed with Ford in the Oval Office, in the swimming pool at Camp David and on the South Lawn of the White House. She also had a litter of pups in the White House on September 14, 1975, one of which – Misty – was kept by Ford. At one point Ford was locked in a White House stairwell after returning from walking the dog on the South Lawn early one morning. Photographs of the dog were autographed with a rubber stamp of her paw print. Stories indicated that if Ford wanted to end a conversation in the Oval Office he would signal Liberty and she would go to the guest wagging her tail creating a natural break.

Ford discussed the dog in a speech on October 9, 1974 in a tribute to William Scranton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

This puppy has really taken over the White House. In fact, you may have seen some of us laughing up here during dinner. As I reached in my pocket to get a match to light my pipe, look what I pulled out of the pocket — some dog biscuits! [Laughter] Let me tell you the story about Susan and Dave and how they bought this dog. I first should preface that the Fords had had two previous golden retrievers. One lived 13 years and died, and then another one died a year ago in August after 9 years. So we are fairly partial, I would say, to golden retrievers. Well, Dave and Susan called up a very highly recommended individual who had contacts with the people who raise golden retrievers all over the country. And Dave, as I understand it — who is communicating with the breeder who happened to have a golden retriever about this age — Dave asked the individual if they had a dog and was it available, and the owner said that they had this 8-month-old golden retriever, but breeder was a little cautious — they're very possessive about these dogs — and he asked in a very nice way who the dog's owner would be. And they said, Dave and Susan, that they had to keep it a secret. Well, the kennel owner said that they don't sell dogs that way. He would have to know who the dog's owner would be, and he wanted to know would the dog have a good home. So, Dave and Susan very specifically assured the dog owner that it would have a good home. They explained that the parents were friendly and middle-aged and they had four children. The kennel owner said, "That sounds fine. What kind of a house do they live in?" Susan and Dave said, "Well, it is a big white house with a fence around it." The kennel owner said, "This is a big dog. Will it have enough to eat? Does the father have a steady job?" Well, on that question, they were stuck a bit. [Laughter] Needless to say they got the dog and, in the appropriate spirit of the city of Philadelphia, we have named her "Liberty." One of those inquisitive reporters that we have in Washington asked Susan who is going to take care of Liberty; who is going to feed her and groom her and take her out each night or every morning? And Susan did not hesitate one minute. She said, "Of course, it will be Dad." So, I have this feeling — this is one Liberty that is going to cost me some of mine. [Laughter] But in a very broader sense, that is the true nature of liberty. It comes with both privileges and obligations. Freedom, we all know, is seldom free.
Liberty (poem)

Liberty, in original French Liberté, is a 1942 poem by French poet Paul Éluard. It is an ode to liberty written during the Nazi occupation of France. Liberal quotings from the poem created an underlying theme in the 2014 drama film Maps to the Stars.

Liberty (yacht)

Liberty (US-40) was an American racing yacht in the 12-metre class that unsuccessfully defended the 1983 America's Cup.

Liberty was selected as defending yacht besting Defender and '' Courageous'." She lost to Australia II by 3–4 in the America's Cup.

Liberty (rocket)

Liberty was a 2011 launch vehicle concept proposed by Alliant Techsystems (ATK) and Astrium for phase 2 of the NASA Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program intended to stimulate development of privately operated crew vehicles to low Earth orbit.

Similar to the defunct Ares I project, which consisted of a five segment Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) and a new cryogenic second stage, Liberty would combine a five-segment SRB with the core stage of the European Ariane 5 as a second stage. It was intended to be launched from Kennedy Space Center.

Liberty was proposed as a vehicle to service the International Space Station for crew and cargo, but its capacities and could potentially have allowed for government and commercial satellite launches, including to Geostationary transfer orbit.

The launcher was proposed to be in height, with an advertised at a price of $180 million per launch. Liberty had a projected payload of 20,000 kg (44,500 lb) to Low Earth orbit.

Usage examples of "liberty".

So to assure the impartial accomplishment of justice is not an abridgment of freedom of speech or freedom of the press, as these phases of liberty have heretofore been conceived even by the stoutest libertarians.

The settlement of the civil list left ministers at liberty to move the immediate adjournment of the house.

It is our pride that our townsman, David Davis, was among the ablest of the great court, by whose adjudication renewed vigor was given to the Constitution, and enduring safeguards established for national life and individual liberty.

I am called Don Quixote of La Mancha, knight errant in search of adventures, and captive of the beauteous and peerless Dona Dulcinea of Toboso, and as recompense for the boon thou hast received from me, I desire only that thou turnest toward Toboso, and on my behalf appearest before this lady and sayest unto her what deeds I have done to gain thy liberty.

Germany, under certain capitulations, obliging the prince thus chosen to govern according to law, would become an hereditary succession, perpetuated in one family, which of course must be aggrandized to the prejudice of its co-estates, and the ruin of the Germanic liberties.

I esteem it also a peculiar advantage, that I succeed to a sovereign whose constant regards for the rights and liberties of his subjects, and whose desire to promote the amelioration of the laws and institutions of the country, have rendered his name the object of general attachment and veneration.

I treated her sisters as if they had been my sisters, shewing no recollection of the favours I had obtained from them, and never taking the slightest liberty, for I knew that friendship between women will hardly brook amorous rivalry.

The daughter saluted the company with that natural grace which is a gift of nature, apologizing in some confusion for her presence, and saying that she would not have taken the liberty to come if she had known there was company.

Court took cognizance of the full hearing accorded the appellant, and of his failure to choose another route, although he was at liberty to do so.

But I shall take the liberty to employ, on this occasion, the argumentum ad hominem.

I was astonished at such a piece of impudence, and told her she asked more than I was at liberty to give.

I was astonished at this refusal after the liberties I had taken with her.

Rank dictated the positions of some, like those holding magistracies, priesthoods, augurships, but the bulk of the senators were at liberty to distribute themselves among cronies and settle to partake of viands the bottomless purse of Young Marius had provided.

The apologies which were repeatedly addressed to the successors of Trajan are filled with the most pathetic complaints, that the Christians, who obeyed the dictates, and solicited the liberty, of conscience, were alone, among all the subjects of the Roman empire, excluded from the common benefits of their auspicious government.

Whereas an insurrection exists in the State of Florida, by which the lives, liberty, and property of loyal citizens of the United States are endangered: And whereas it is deemed proper that all needful measures should be taken for the protection of such citizens and all officers of the United States in the discharge of their public duties in the State aforesaid: Now, therefore, be it known that I, Abraham LINCOLN, President of the United States, do hereby direct the commander of the forces of the United States on the Florida coast to permit no person to exercise any office or authority upon the islands of Key West, the Tortugas, and Santa Rosa, which may be inconsistent with the laws and Constitution of the United States, authorizing him at the same time, if he shall find it necessary, to suspend there the writ of habeas corpus, and to remove from the vicinity of the United States fortresses all dangerous or suspected persons.