noun, plural lib·er·ties.
- free from captivity or restraint.
- unemployed; out of work.
- free to do or be as specified: You are at liberty to leave at any time during the meeting.
Origin of liberty
British Dictionary definitions for at liberty
noun plural -ties
- authorized leave granted to a sailor
- (as modifier)liberty man; liberty boat
Word Origin for liberty
Idioms and Phrases with at liberty (1 of 2)
Free, not obligated; also, not occupied. For example, I am not at liberty to tell you the whole story, or “I ... washed when there was a basin at liberty” (Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, 1847). This idiom is often used in a negative context, as in the first example. [First half of 1800s]
Idioms and Phrases with at liberty (2 of 2)
see at liberty; take the liberty of.