- 1Not imprisoned: he was at liberty for three months before he was recapturedMore example sentences
- At present there are a number of persons accused of murder at liberty on bail and in some cases it is many months after the alleged murder that the case comes to trial.
- The defendant remained at liberty under his original bond of $35,000.
- She submits that the purpose, or at least a purpose, of imprisonment is to punish the criminal by depriving him of certain rights and pleasures which he can only enjoy when at liberty.
- 2Allowed or entitled to do something: competent adults are generally at liberty to refuse medical treatmentMore example sentences
- Desdemona said a friend was storing valuables there, and she wasn't at liberty to allow them in.
- We are being put at risk, because patients are free to roam and at liberty to abscond.
- In fact, a principal authority is at liberty to withdraw the functions assigned to an agent.
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