1. Freedom, independence, liberty refer to an absence of undue restrictions and an opportunity to exercise one's rights and powers. Freedom emphasizes the opportunity given for the exercise of one's rights, powers, desires, or the like: freedom of speech or conscience; freedom of movement. Independence implies not only lack of restrictions but also the ability to stand alone, unsustained by anything else: Independence of thought promotes invention and discovery. Liberty, though most often interchanged with freedom, is also used to imply undue exercise of freedom: He took liberties with the text. 9. openness, ingenuousness. 12. license. 16. run.
1. the power of choosing, thinking, and acting for oneself; freedom from control or restriction
2. the right or privilege of access to a particular place; freedom
3. (often plural) a social action regarded as being familiar, forward, or improper
4. (often plural) an action that is unauthorized or unwarranted in the circumstances he took liberties with the translation
5. (Transport / Nautical Terms)
a. authorized leave granted to a sailor
b. (as modifier) liberty man liberty boat
at liberty free, unoccupied, or unrestricted
take liberties (with) to be overfamiliar or overpresumptuous
take the liberty (of or to) to venture or presume (to do something)
[from Old French liberté, from Latin lībertās, from līber free]
whether you're with friends, family, at the beach, on vacation, sitting in the backyard, by the pool, on the sofa, on a picnic, a church outing - our sweet freedom to be... who we are, to be who we want to be with, say what we want to say, believe what we choose to, read what we enjoy. Let Freedom Ring! Blessed Be! jennifer
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