liberation [lib- uh- rey-sh uh n] Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com the act of liberating or the state of being liberated. the act or fact of gaining equal rights or full social or economic opportunities for a particular group. Origin of liberation 1400–50; late Middle English
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-iōn- -ion Related forms lib·er·a·tion·ist, noun non·lib·er·a·tion, noun post·lib·er·a·tion, adjective pre·lib·er·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for post-liberation a liberating or being liberated the seeking of equal status or just treatment for or on behalf of any group believed to be discriminated against women's liberation; animal liberation Derived Forms liberationist, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for post-liberation liberation n.
early 15c., from Middle French
libération and directly from Latin liberationem (nominative liberatio) "a setting or becoming free," noun of action from past participle stem of liberare "set free" (see liberate). Liberation theology (1969) translates Spanish teologia de la liberación, coined 1968 by Peruvian priest Gustavo Gutiérrez.
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