liberty (-__b__'__/b__s), n

Fr. liberté < L. līber, free.

  1. Immortality; eternity; freedom from sin and death.
  2. Freedom from restraint; state of exemption from control; [fig.] freedom from spiritual bondage.
  3. Sovereignty; independence; political freedom; national security; [fig.] emancipation; abolition of slavery.
  4. Choice; option; possibility.
  5. Liberation; release from prison.
  6. Autonomy; self-reliance; ability to move at will.
  7. Phrase: “At liberty”: free; in a position to escape; able to move with restraint.