Free by birth; hence, befitting a freeman or gentleman; refined; noble; independent; free; not servile or mean; as, a liberal ancestry; a liberal spirit; liberal arts or studies.
Bestowing in a large and noble way, as a freeman; generous; bounteous; open-handed; as, a liberal giver.
Bestowed in a large way; hence, more than sufficient; abundant; bountiful; ample; profuse; as, a liberal gift; a liberal discharge of matter or of water.
Not strict or rigorous; not confined or restricted to the literal sense; free; as, a liberal translation of a classic, or a liberal construction of law or of language.
Not narrow or contracted in mind; not selfish; enlarged in spirit; catholic.
Free to excess; regardless of law or moral restraint; licentious.
Not bound by orthodox tenets or established forms in political or religious philosophy; independent in opinion; not conservative; friendly to great freedom in the constitution or administration of government; having tendency toward democratic or republican, as distinguished from monarchical or aristocratic, forms; as, liberal thinkers; liberal Christians; the Liberal party.
One who favors greater freedom in political or religious matters; an opponent of the established systems; a reformer; in English politics, a member of the Liberal party, so called.
Favoring reform or progress, as in religion, education, or socioeconomic conditions; specifically, favoring political reforms tending toward democracy and personal freedom for the individual; progressive Liberals tend to favor greater federal power to remedy social inequities, and to support freedom of personal choice and behavior Liberals are described as being left of center on the political spectrum Of the two major political parties, the Democratic Party is generally regarded as being more liberal.
Person who is a proponent of liberalism.
In American politics, 'liberals' tend to be people who are somewhat ideologically left-of-center They tend to favor more power at the federal level and federal intervention to regulate economic issues and certain social issues, particularly social issues involving civil liberties, and the rights of minority groups Of the two major parties, the Democrats are generally considered more liberal Traditionally, the bases of liberal support have been among minorities, urban voters, labor unions and academics, though that is evolving as U S politics change Candidates and voters commonly refer to themselves and others as conservative, moderate , or liberal.
One who denies some of the basic truths of Christianity.
Political viewpoint with origins in Western Europe during the 19th century; stressed limited state interference in individual life, representation of propertied people in government; urged importance of constitutional rule and parliaments.
Policies favouring reform and progress especially in government and economics.
Lib-Er-Al - a political candidate whose views mirror or closely resemble points of view put forth in the Democratic platform.
Person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition having political or social views favoring reform and progress.
Broad / adj.
Person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties.
Person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets.
Showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; 'a broad political stance'; 'generous and broad sympathies'; 'a liberal newspaper'; 'tolerant of his opponent's opinions'.
Having political or social views favoring reform and progress.
Tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition.
Given or giving freely; 'was a big tipper'; 'the bounteous goodness of God'; 'bountiful compliments'; 'a freehanded host'; 'a handsome allowance'; 'Saturday's child is loving and giving'; 'a liberal backer of the arts'; 'a munificent gift'; 'her fond and openhanded grandfather'.
Not literal; 'a loose interpretation of what she had been told'; 'a free translation of the poem'.
Genus: A political belief system, or a person who accepts the system Differentia: To believe that the initiation of force should not be permitted in any aspect of life Comment: This definition above is the true, original definition of the term In America the term has been changed to mean the opposite, including the left-wing and other socialists.
İn political speech now in the U S a liberal is a person who believes it is the duty of government to ameliorate social conditions and create a more equitable society Liberals favor generous spending on the welfare state; they exhibit a concern for minorities, the poor, and the disadvantaged and often see these conditions as a product of social injustices rather than individual failings.
Person who believes that the government should actively support social reform within the existing system Liberals stress the importance of individual rights and believe the government should promote equality in affairs of private citizens and businesses.
Person whose political views favour progress and reform.
Liberal is a person who supports moderate social progress and reform.