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1. One who acts without moral restraint; a dissolute person.
2. One who defies established religious precepts; a freethinker.
Morally unrestrained; dissolute.
[Middle English, freedman, from Latin lībertīnus, from lībertus, from līber, free; see leudh- in Indo-European roots.]
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a morally dissolute person
[C14 (in the sense: freedman, dissolute person): from Latin lībertīnus freedman, from lībertus freed, from līber free]
ˈliberˌtinage, ˈlibertinˌism n
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lib•er•tine(ˈlɪb ərˌtin, -tɪn)
1. a person who is morally or sexually unrestrained; a profligate; rake.
2. a freethinker in religious matters.
3. a person freed from slavery in ancient Rome.adj.
4. free of moral, esp. sexual, restraint; licentious.
[1350–1400; Middle English libertyn < Latin lībertīnus of a freedman (adj.), freedman (n.) =lībert(us) freedman (appar. by reanalysis of liber-tās liberty as libert-ās) + -īnus -ine1]
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|Noun||1.||libertine - a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained|
bad person - a person who does harm to others
|Adj.||1.||libertine - unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"|
immoral - deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
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libertine[ˈlɪbətiːn] N → libertino/a m/f
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