• One with liberal views, supporting individual liberty (see Wikipedia's article on Liberalism).
  • Someone with progressive or left-wing views; one with a left-wing ideology.
  • A supporter of any of several liberal parties.
  • One who favors individual voting rights, human and civil rights, and laissez-faire markets .


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  • The adjective is from Old French liberal, from Latin līberālis, from līber; it is attested since the 14th century. The noun is first attested in the 1800s.

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