Learn how to say Liberty correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word liberty:
noun (plural liberties)
1the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s behaviour or political views:
compulsory retirement would interfere with individual liberty
the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved:
people who attacked phone boxes would lose their liberty
the power or scope to act as one pleases:
individuals should enjoy the liberty to pursue their own preferences
Philosophy a person’s freedom from control by fate or necessity.
2 [count noun] (usually liberties) a right or privilege, especially a statutory one:
the Bill of Rights was intended to secure basic civil liberties
3 [count noun] informal a presumptuous remark or action:
how did he know what she was thinking?—it was a liberty!
4 Nautical shore leave granted to a sailor.
he was at liberty for three months before he was recaptured
2allowed or entitled to do something:
he’s not at liberty to discuss his real work
1behave in an unduly familiar or easy manner towards someone or something:
you’ve taken too many liberties with me
2treat something freely, without strict faithfulness to the facts or to an original:
the scriptwriter has taken few liberties with the original narrative
take the liberty
venture to do something without first asking permission:
I took the liberty of checking out a few convalescent homes for him
late Middle English: from Old French liberte, from Latin libertas, from liber ‘free’