Definition of cap of liberty in English:

cap of liberty

A conical cap given to Roman slaves when they were freed, used as a republican symbol in more recent times.
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  • Removing the episcopal insignia, he put on a cap of liberty and declared that the only religion of a free people should be that of Liberty and Equality.
  • On a punch bowl in the Colonial Williamsburg collections, Wilkes's image and the cap of liberty encouraged colonists.
  • The flags and caps of liberty were cut down, the leaders apprehended, both male and female; and some resistance being made, some were killed and many wounded.
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