It is, after all, a state with strong libertarian and libertine leanings.
In this way, bisexual is code for libertine, which is something else altogether.
Although married to the prominent French heiress and journalist Anne Sinclair, Strauss-Kahn was a libertine of the old school.
She sought to arouse what attention she could by running for governor as the most libertine of libertarians.
On Thursday the Taliban website Al Emara posted a Pashto-language editorial headlined “libertine Friend.”
The most distinguished women were courtesans, and the wise Socrates would be justly called, in modern times, a libertine.
The Crown Prince has been pictured as a libertine and a pillager.
But he was young, he was handsome, he had the libertine's air and manner.
Even the libertine, that pauper in the realm of Love, wants the perfect life.
Besides, she was Queen of France, the woman of highest rank in a most capricious, restless and libertine nation.
late 14c., "a freedman, an emancipated slave," from Latin libertinus "member of a class of freedmen," from libertus "one's freedmen," from liber "free" (see liberal). Sense of "freethinker" is first recorded 1560s, from French libertin (1540s) originally the name given to certain Protestant sects in France and the Low Countries. Meaning "dissolute or licentious person" first recorded 1590s; the darkening of meaning being perhaps due to misunderstanding of Latin libertinus in Acts vi:9. As an adjective by 1570s.
found only Acts 6:9, one who once had been a slave, but who had been set at liberty, or the child of such a person. In this case the name probably denotes those descendants of Jews who had been carried captives to Rome as prisoners of war by Pompey and other Roman generals in the Syrian wars, and had afterwards been liberated. In A.D. 19 these manumitted Jews were banished from Rome. Many of them found their way to Jerusalem, and there established a synagogue.