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libertinism

or lib·er·tin·age

[lib-er-tee-niz-uh m, -ti-]
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noun
  1. libertine practices or habits of life; disregard of authority or convention in sexual or religious matters.
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Origin of libertinism

First recorded in 1605–15; libertine + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for libertinage

Historical Examples

  • Gayety is of all ages, but libertinage is a different matter.

    My Neighbor Raymond (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XI)

    Charles Paul de Kock

  • Libertinage was preferable to marriage, since it did not pose as virtuous.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals

    Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

  • What an answer to the platitudes of fanatics who have the audacity to assert that philosophy is but the fruit of libertinage!

  • In the Barber of Paris two men yield to their respective passions, avarice and libertinage.

  • The upper classes were anything but religious; they were given up for the most part to frivolity and libertinage.