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 (lĭb′ər-ə-lĭz′əm, lĭb′rə-)
1. The state or quality of being liberal.
a. A political theory founded on the natural goodness of humans and the autonomy of the individual and favoring civil and political liberties, government by law with the consent of the governed, and protection from arbitrary authority.
b. often Liberalism The tenets or policies of a Liberal party.
3. An economic theory in favor of laissez-faire, the free market, and the gold standard.
4. Liberalism
a. A 19th-century Protestant movement that favored free intellectual inquiry, stressed the ethical and humanitarian content of Christianity, and de-emphasized dogmatic theology.
b. A 19th-century Roman Catholic movement that favored political democracy and ecclesiastical reform but was theologically orthodox.

lib′er·al·ist n.
lib′er·al·is′tic (-lĭs′tĭk) adj.
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Noun1.liberalist - a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil libertiesliberalist - a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
armchair liberal - a person of liberal ideals who takes no action to realize them
latitudinarian - a person who is broad-minded and tolerant (especially in standards of religious belief and conduct)
neoliberal - a liberal who subscribes to neoliberalism
pluralist - someone who believes that distinct ethnic or cultural or religious groups can exist together in society
Whig - a member of the political party that urged social reform in 18th and 19th century England; was the opposition party to the Tories


A person with liberal political opinions:
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Thus, in agreement with Kant's liberalist theory that international institutions promote positive results in countries in need of aid and mediation; It can be concluded that the UN has been an effective institution in establishing peace and promoting health-care efforts.
The economic troubles of the free world in the 1970s, along with visible cracks in the economies under communist rules, helped resurrect the liberalist doctrines.
Even by modern liberalist standards, which forbid the death penalty, we may presume that, in his case, the sentence means what it says.
Others, using a more liberalist approach, have articulated that many campaigns were focused on ensuring universal human rights across the globe, which have expanded with the ending of the Cold War and the need for a "Responsibility to Protect (R2P).
As such, cultural discount theory has been read as an economically liberalist attempt to defend and rationalize the so-called "dumping" of U.
Very different from the outdated West-born political assumptions, built on alternative liberalist or socialist patterns!
40) These papers had ties to Roberts' Masonic newspaper the Craftsman in nearby Rochester--which shared their anti-evangelical, Working Men's Party involvements--as well as to Underbill's Cleveland newspaper, the Liberalist.
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Two years later, however, his deafening silence in the wake of millions of Egyptian protestors for Muslim Brotherhood President Mursi to step down somewhat belied his liberalist credentials.
The liberalist West uses the media to hold back sensitive information about such incidents.
A liberalist interpretation of international relations on the other hand, paints a picture of the world as a free order governed by norms and institutions (Keohane, Nye and Hoffman, 1993; Keohane, 2005; Keohane and Nye, 2011).
One chapter reviews the liberalist and structuralist theories on the causes of development and under-development.