Definition Of liberal


(especially of an interpretation of a law) broadly construed or understood; not strictly literal or exact.

they could have given the 1968 Act a more liberal interpretation

(of education) concerned mainly with broadening a person's general knowledge and experience, rather than with technical or professional training.

In Korea, general education, rather than liberal education, is the preferred term.

a person of liberal views.

Many economic liberals have an optimistic view of economic globalization.

given, used, or occurring in generous amounts.

liberal amounts of wine had been consumed

open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.

they have more liberal views toward marriage and divorce than some people

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Example Of liberal

  • liberal amounts of wine had been consumed

  • liberal citizenship laws

  • a liberal democratic state

  • An equally uncritical response came from liberal politicians in the Democratic Party.

  • As unyielding as any of the cold war communist regimes, it is neither economically liberal nor politically democratic, but has ruled for all but one of the past 46 years.

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