[ lib-uh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ˌlɪb əˈreɪ ʃən /


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 < Latin līberātiōn- (stem of līberātiō), equivalent to līberāt(us) (see liberate) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

lib·er·a·tion·ist, nounnon·lib·er·a·tion, nounpost·lib·er·a·tion, adjectivepre·lib·er·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for liberation


/ (ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃən) /


a liberating or being liberated
the seeking of equal status or just treatment for or on behalf of any group believed to be discriminated againstwomen's liberation; animal liberation

Derived Forms

liberationist, noun, adjective
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