[ lib-er-tair-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌlɪb ərˈtɛər i ən /
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a person who advocates liberty, especially with regard to thought or conduct.
a person who maintains the doctrine of free will (distinguished from necessitarian).
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How to use libertarian in a sentence
He offered his thoughts on President Obama, libertarianism and the importance of voting.Watch Steve Earle Rant About GOP Victory|The Daily Beast Video|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The point of libertarianism is to limit (or, Inshallah, diminish) the size, power, and expense of government.Up To A Point: My Problem With People Who Agree With Me|P. J. O’Rourke|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, such crypto-libertarianism is countered by a very strong belief in the need for government to provide a safety net.Hey, Boomers—Millennials Hate Your Partisan Crap|Nick Gillespie|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To somehow claim him as a hero for libertarianism beggars belief.Why The Tea Party Won’t Go Away And More Wisdom From Matt Kibbe|Michael Signer|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The likely GOP presidential candidate has anti-surveillance state libertarianism in common with Millennials.Don't Believe the Rand Paul Hipster Hype|Michael Tomasky|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This tradition had been interrupted by the inrush of the wild libertarianism of the desert.The New World of Islam|Lothrop Stoddard
British Dictionary definitions for libertarian
/ (ˌlɪbəˈtɛərɪən) /
a believer in freedom of thought, expression, etc
philosophy a believer in the doctrine of free willCompare determinism
of, relating to, or characteristic of a libertarian
Derived forms of libertarianlibertarianism, noun
Word Origin for libertarian
C18: from liberty
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