(ärch′lĭb′ər-əl, -lĭb′rəl)
Highly liberal, especially in political viewpoint.

arch′lib′er·al n.
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To see a litany of proposed amendments the Left would like to see added to the Constitution, one need look no further than the weekly archliberal The Nation magazine.
Hodge was the archconservative, Bushnell the archliberal.
(Even the archliberal Quakers spurned his request.) When he died in 1809, six people attended his funeral in New Rochelle, New York, and his tombstone was desecrated soon afterward.
Knowles expressed his compassion pungently, creating the impression that he was an archliberal. The doctor called good health "the birthright of every American" and lashed out against politicians "who say they want to help poor people and then cut back Medicaid" (John Hilton Knowles 1970, 232).
Gore has slightly more money in the bank; the endorsement of 11 governors, 122 members of Congress, and 24 senators, most recently Senator Edward Kennedy, the archliberal himself; the backing of most of the big unions and nearly all the organizational backbone of the Democratic Party; and the benefit of eight years spent planning his run.
For example, on December 26 the Wall Street Journal's archliberal Washington bureau chief, Al Hunt, commented regarding McCain's likely candidacy, "I think there is a real yearning among even many Republicans for someone who will stand up to the self-righteous and frequently hypocritical moral Right.
"Now is the moment for liberal renewal, in every sense," declared archliberal columnist Robert Kuttner at the time.
As Michael Cuneo describes these responses in his work, The Smoke of Satan: Conservative and Traditional Dissent in Contemporary American Catholicism, arch-conservatives reject the genuinely innovative elements of Vatican II, ultimately questioning the authority of the council and the Magisterium who has propagated its teachings; by contrast, archliberals see the innovations of Vatican II as a radical rediscovery of the true Church that has little relationship with what came before it, almost as if "real" Catholicism began in 1962.