liberty

noun
ADJECTIVE
great
complete
basic, fundamental

a citizens' charter which gives people basic civil liberties

civil
human, individual, personal
economic, political, religious
constitutional (esp. AmE)
VERB + LIBERTY
enjoy, have
demand, fight for
secure, win

The city won its liberty in the 16th century.

lose

If found guilty, she is in danger of losing her liberty.

defend, guarantee, preserve, protect, safeguard

The law should protect the liberty of the individual.

threaten

The new legislation threatens individual liberty.

curtail, erode, restrict, violate

Our personal liberty is being eroded.

deny, deprive sb of, destroy, take
allow sb, give sb

The system allows us complete liberty to do the task as we like.

sacrifice
PREPOSITION
at liberty

I'm not at liberty to reveal the names of the victims.

The escaped prisoner has been at liberty for five days. (formal)

liberty for

Women are demanding greater liberty for themselves.

liberty from

liberty from the abuse of police power

PHRASES
an infringement of liberty
loss of liberty
a threat to liberty

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