Definition of liberality in English:


Line breaks: lib¦er¦al|ity
Pronunciation: /lɪbəˈralɪti


[mass noun]
  • 1The quality of giving or spending freely: noblemen were expected to live with a certain liberality and panache
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    • Some may even discover that they have the spiritual gift of liberality because they are able to give generously to advance the Lord's work.
    • Let a man overcome anger by love, evil by good, greed by liberality, the lie by truth.
    • We've heard of your liberality with magistrates and the like, so we thought to come and see for ourselves.
  • 2The quality of being open to new ideas and free from prejudice: liberality towards bisexuality
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    • The charm of the various Scandinavian civilizations is that they assume everyone else is striving for the same open liberality.
    • Would such liberality be shown towards the unmarried?
    • A nation, he argues, can move toward democracy and, at the same time, diminish liberality generally and human rights particularly.


Middle English: from Old French liberalite, or from Latin liberalitas, from liberalis (see liberal).

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