Examples from the Web for libertys
Historical Examples of libertys
He has long since read all the ancient Libertys and Colliers and newspapers that are lying on the chairs.Seductio Ad Absurdum
Peter hesitated, came to a full-stop opposite one of Libertys windows, a tawny riot of gold and amber and copper tints.Twos and Threes
G. B. Stern
They only have heads and hands; all the rest's just clumps of drapery—we only have "Americans" and "Libertys," anyway.The Girl with the Green Eyes
Who is not saddened at the thought of precious lives given to Libertys defence?Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume XI (of 20)
noun plural -ties
- authorized leave granted to a sailor
- (as modifier)liberty man; liberty boat
Word Origin for liberty
late 14c., "free choice, freedom to do as one chooses," from Old French liberté "freedom, liberty, free will" (14c.), from Latin libertatem (nominative libertas) "freedom, condition of a free man; absence of restraint; permission," from liber "free" (see liberal)
The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure it is right. [Learned Hand, 1944]
Nautical sense of "leave of absence" is from 1758. To take liberties "go beyond the bounds of propriety" is from 1620s. Sense of "privileges by grant" (14c.) led to sense of "a person's private land" (mid-15c.), which yielded sense in 18c. England and America of "a district within a county but having its own justice of the peace," and also "a district adjacent to a city and in some degree under its municipal jurisdiction" (e.g. Northern Liberties of Philadelphia). Also cf. Old French libertés "local rights, laws, taxes."
see at liberty; take the liberty of.