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liberation US English

The act of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression; release

Front de Libération Nationale US English

A revolutionary political party in Algeria that supported the war of independence against France 1954–62

gay liberation US English

A movement to eliminate social and legal discrimination against homosexuals

animal liberation US English

The freeing of animals from exploitation and cruel treatment by humans

women's liberation US English

The advocacy of the liberation of women from inequalities and subservient status in relation to men, and from attitudes causing these (now generally replaced by the term feminism)

liberation theology US English

A movement in Christian theology, developed mainly by Latin American Roman Catholics, that emphasizes liberation from social, political, and economic oppression as an anticipation of ultimate salvation

People's Liberation Army US English

The armed forces of the People’s Republic of China, including all its land, sea, and air forces. The PLA traces its origins to an unsuccessful uprising by Communist-led troops against pro-Nationalist forces in Jiangxi (Kiangsi) province on August 1, 1927, a date celebrated annually as its anniversary

Irish National Liberation Army US English

A small paramilitary organization seeking union between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It was formed in the early 1970s, probably as an offshoot of the Provisional IRA

Palestine Liberation Organization US English

A political and military organization formed in 1964 to unite various Palestinian Arab groups and ultimately to bring about an independent state of Palestine

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam US English

Another name for Tamil Tigers.