the bell of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, rung on July 8, 1776, to announce the adoption of the Declaration of Independence; since then a national symbol of liberty: moved to a special exhibition pavilion behind Independence Hall on January 1, 1976.
A relic and symbol of the American Revolutionary War. The Liberty Bell, first cast in England in the 1750s, is inscribed with words from the Bible: “Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” The bell hung in Independence Hall in Philadelphia, and was rung at the proclamation of the Declaration of Independence. It cracked while being tolled for the death in 1835 of Chief Justice John Marshall and was taken out of service. It is now on display at Independence Hall.
- Liberty bodice
noun 1. trademark a sleeveless vest-like undergarment made from thick cotton and covering the upper part of the body, formerly worn esp by young children
noun 1. a single Liberty loan bond.
noun 1. a soft, conical cap given to a freed slave in ancient Rome at manumission of his servitude, used as a symbol of liberty, especially since the 18th century. noun 1. a cap of soft felt worn as a symbol of liberty, esp during the French Revolution, from the practice in ancient Rome of […]
- Liberty hall
noun 1. (sometimes capitals) (informal) a place or condition of complete liberty