[lib-er-uh-liz-uh m, lib-ruh-] /ˈlɪb ər əˌlɪz əm, ˈlɪb rə-/
the quality or state of being , as in behavior or attitude.
a political or social philosophy advocating the freedom of the individual, parliamentary systems of government, nonviolent modification of political, social, or economic institutions to assure unrestricted development in all spheres of human endeavor, and governmental guarantees of individual rights and civil liberties.
(sometimes initial capital letter) the principles and practices of a party in politics.
a movement in modern Protestantism that emphasizes freedom from tradition and authority, the adjustment of religious beliefs to scientific conceptions, and the development of spiritual capacities.
liberal opinions, practices, or politics
a movement in modern Protestantism that rejects biblical authority
1819, from liberal + -ism.
In the twentieth century, a viewpoint or ideology associated with free political institutions and religious toleration, as well as support for a strong role of government in regulating capitalism and constructing the welfare state.
[lib-uh-ral-i-tee] /ˌlɪb əˈræl ɪ ti/ noun, plural liberalities. 1. the quality or condition of being in giving; generosity; bounty. 2. a gift. 3. breadth of mind. 4. broadness or fullness, as of proportions or physical attributes. 5. . /ˌlɪbəˈrælɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. generosity; bounty 2. the quality or condition of being liberal n. mid-14c., […]
[lib-er-uh-lahyz, lib-ruh-] /ˈlɪb ər əˌlaɪz, ˈlɪb rə-/ verb (used with or without object), liberalized, liberalizing. 1. to make or become . /ˈlɪbərəˌlaɪz; ˈlɪbrə-/ verb 1. to make or become liberal n. 1794; see liberal + -ization. v. 1774, from liberal (adj.) + -ize. Related: Liberalized; liberalizing.
noun 1. .
[lib-er-uh-lahyz, lib-ruh-] /ˈlɪb ər əˌlaɪz, ˈlɪb rə-/ verb (used with or without object), liberalized, liberalizing. 1. to make or become . /ˈlɪbərəˌlaɪz; ˈlɪbrə-/ verb 1. to make or become liberal v. 1774, from liberal (adj.) + -ize. Related: Liberalized; liberalizing.