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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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Adj.1.liberalistic - having or demonstrating belief in the essential goodness of man and the autonomy of the individual; favoring civil and political liberties, government by law with the consent of the governed, and protection from arbitrary authority
liberal - tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition


Favoring civil liberties and social progress:
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Another argument in favour of global intellectual property rights is an emerging secondary market for intellectual property, in which, according to liberalistic principles, all actors may prosper.
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Everyone -- Democrats, Republicans, analysts and especially American citizens -- is trying to figure out and make reasonable sense of what our president is doing to America and why he's doing it in such a liberalistic, "devil may care'' fashion, with little or no consideration for peripheral consequences, financial consequences or, in some cases, future danger to the United States.
When the subject is, for example, on justice, scholars would explain how liberalists and communitarians have discussed the subject, then point out what dynamism there exists between individuals and society or community, and might suggest a liberalistic conception of justice that finds a moral value on justice as a principle of governance where individuals with various backgrounds can coexist, at the same time securing individual freedom in a democratic society.