Translation of liberty in Spanish:
noun plural -ties
- 1 1.1 uncountable (freedom) to deprive somebody of (her/his) libertyto be at libertyprivar a alguien de su libertadto set somebody at libertyestar libre or en libertadto be at liberty to +poner or dejar a alguien en libertadliberar a alguien
infinitive[formal]I'm not at liberty to tell youyou're not at liberty to alter the textno se lo puedo decirno 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) (especially British English) what a liberty!to take the liberty of¡qué descaro or atrevimiento!
-ingto take liberties with somebodytomarse la libertad de+ infinitivepermitirse + infinitive[formal]she wasn't the sort of girl to let anyone take liberties with hertomarse libertades or confianzas con alguienyou're taking a liberty using his first nameno era el tipo de chica con quien uno se puede propasarte estás tomando demasiadas confianzas al llamarlo por su nombre
- 3 countable (leave)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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