liberty noun

ADJ. great | complete | basic a citizens' charter which gives people basic civil liberties | civil, individual, personal, political, religious

VERB + LIBERTY enjoy, have | demand, fight for | win The city won its liberty in the sixteenth century. | lose If found guilty, she is in danger of losing her liberty. | defend, protect, safeguard The law should protect the liberty of the individual. | threaten The new legislation threatens individual liberty. | erode, restrict Our personal liberty is being eroded. | deny, deprive sb of, destroy | allow sb, give sb The system allows us complete liberty to do the task as we like.

PREP. at ~ The escaped prisoner has been at liberty for five days. | ~ for demanding greater liberty for women | ~ from liberty from the abuse of police power

PHRASES an infringement of liberty, loss of liberty, a threat to liberty