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liberal US English

Open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values

liberal US Thesaurus

the values of a liberal society

liberal New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(capital in a political context; abbreviation Lib.)

Liberal in liberal US English

Of or characteristic of Liberals or a Liberal Party

liberal arts US English

Academic subjects such as literature, philosophy, mathematics, and social and physical sciences as distinct from professional and technical subjects

Liberal Party US English

A political party advocating liberal policies, in particular a British party that emerged in the 1860s from the old Whig Party and until World War I was one of the two major parties in Britain. The name was discontinued in official use in 1988 when the party regrouped with elements of the Social Democratic Party to form the Social and Liberal Democrats, now known as the Liberal Democrats

liberal studies US English

An additional course in arts subjects taken by students studying for a qualification in science, technology, or the humanities

Liberal Democrat US English

(In the UK) a member of a party (formerly the Social and Liberal Democrats) formed from the Liberal Party and members of the Social Democratic Party

Liberal Unionist US English

A member of a group of British Liberal MPs who left the party in 1886 because of Gladstone’s support for Irish Home Rule. Led by Joseph Chamberlain from 1891, they formed an alliance with the Conservative Party in Parliament, and merged officially with them in 1909 as the Conservative and Unionist Party

limousine liberal US English

A wealthy liberal

Liberal Party of Canada US English

A Canadian political party generally taking a moderate, left-of-centre position. The party emerged in the mid 19th century, and held power for most of the period 1963–84

Liberal Party of Australia US English

An Australian political party established in its modern form by Robert Menzies in 1944, in opposition to the Australian Labor Party. It first gained power in 1949

Social and Liberal Democrats US English

(In the UK) a political party formed in 1988 from a majority of the membership of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party. It was officially renamed in 1989 as the Liberal Democrats

neoliberal US English

Relating to a modified form of liberalism tending to favor free-market capitalism