liberty

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Singular
liberty

Plural
liberties

The Statue of Liberty in New York City stands for liberty.
  1. Liberty is the state of being free from someone else's control, not a slave or a prisoner.
    John isn't in prison anymore; he has regained his liberty.
  2. If someone has a lot of liberty, then they are free to do what they want.
    The chief editor gives Jane the liberty to write what she wants in her magazine column.

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