(in Britain) a political party with centrist policies; established in 1988 as the Social and Liberal Democrats when the Liberal Party merged with the Social Democratic Party; renamed Liberal Democrats in 1989
noun 1. an education based primarily on the liberal arts, emphasizing the development of intellectual abilities as opposed to the acquisition of professional skills. 2. wide experience and education: Foreign travel gave him a liberal education.
- Liberal elite
noun (often derogatory) 1. the group of people in a society who are considered as having a high level of education and liberal ideas
[lib-uh-rey-lee-uh, -reyl-yuh] /ˌlɪb əˈreɪ li ə, -ˈreɪl yə/ noun, (sometimes used with a plural verb) 1. an ancient Roman festival held annually in honor of Liber and Libera.
n. chiefly British English spelling of liberalization; for spelling, see -ize.