liberation

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

noun

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.

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Origin of liberation

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin līberātiōn- (stem of līberātiō), equivalent to līberāt(us) (see liberate) + -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM liberation

lib·er·a·tion·ist, nounnon·lib·er·a·tion, nounpost·lib·er·a·tion, adjectivepre·lib·er·a·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for liberationist

  • Liberationist, one who advocates the emancipation of the Church from State control.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • He had, it was suspected, liberationist sympathies, so that it was of no great importance that he was not quite convinced.

    The Dust of Conflict|David Goodger (goodger@python.org)

British Dictionary definitions for liberationist

liberation
/ (ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃən) /

noun

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 of liberation

liberationist, noun, adjective
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