Liberation



[lib-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌlɪb əˈreɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act of or the state of being .
2.
the act or fact of gaining equal rights or full social or economic opportunities for a particular group.
/ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
a liberating or being liberated
2.
the seeking of equal status or just treatment for or on behalf of any group believed to be discriminated against: women’s liberation, animal liberation
n.

early 15c., from Middle French libération and directly from Latin liberationem (nominative liberatio) “a setting or becoming free,” noun of action from past participle stem of liberare “set free” (see liberate). Liberation theology (1969) translates Spanish teologia de la liberación, coined 1968 by Peruvian priest Gustavo Gutiérrez.

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