Translation of liberty in Spanish:
noun plural liberties
- 1 1.1 uncountable (freedom) to deprive somebody of (her/his) libertyprivar a alguien de su libertadto be at libertyestar libre or en libertadto set somebody at libertyponer or dejar a alguien en libertadto be at liberty to +
liberar a alguien
infinitive[formal]I'm not at liberty to tell youno se lo puedo deciryou're not at liberty to alter the textno tienes autorización para cambiar el textoExample sentences1.2 countable (right)
- May I remind you that if you drive while disqualified over the next two years, you could lose your liberty.
- Mrs Camidge said: ‘For the last two months he has been living in fear of losing his liberty through his foolishness.’
- Criminals are being warned that they could lose their liberty and their lavish lifestyle thanks to the dedicated efforts of a North Yorkshire Police team.
- He says currently human rights and fundamental liberties are not enshrined clearly and completely anywhere in Australian legislation.
- We believed that our rights, privileges and liberties did not derive from the king or government, but rather were a gift from god.
- The Great Charter confirmed previous royal charters and incorporates previous liberties, privileges and exemptions, which the city had formerly enjoyed.
- 2 countable (presumptuous action) (esp British)what a liberty!¡qué descaro or atrevimiento!to take the liberty of
-ingtomarse la libertad de+ infinitivepermitirse +to take liberties with somebody infinitive[formal]tomarse libertades or confianzas con alguienshe wasn't the sort of girl to let anyone take liberties with herno era el tipo de chica con quien uno se puede propasaryou're taking a liberty using his first namete estás tomando demasiadas confianzas al llamarlo por su nombre
- 3 countable (leave) (US) (Nautical)Example sentences
- Second, when their workload permits, Sailors get special liberty the day before their final exams to study, similar to what many commands do for advancement exams.
- Sailors on the ship, ashore on liberty or in the local community would raise their level of awareness and be on the lookout for anything unusual.
- A Sailor, on liberty in a foreign port, was returning to his ship when a knife-wielding assassin attacked him.
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