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Favourable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms
“They dream of a better life in Britain, where immigration laws are relatively liberal and they have an easier path to becoming legal residents.”
Giving or sharing in abundance and without hesitation
“He was even liberal in dishing out helpings for Natalia.”
Given, used, or occurring in generous amounts
“Water plants deeply once a week as weather heats up, and surround them with liberal amounts of mulch to shade the soil and add organic matter.”
Open to political or social changes and reforms associated with either classical or modern liberalism
“This trend is scarring the social landscape of every liberal democracy, and it doesn't only hit us on the roads.”
Pertaining to those arts and sciences the study of which are considered suitable for free people (as opposed to servile, vocational, mechanical training)
“These are liberal interpretations of the text to be sure.”
“The academy is reinventing the practice of liberal education - but seems bent on ensuring that no one knows.”
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