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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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This liberalistic approach perceives English as a medium of international communication which is due to the number of non-native speakers, and is the result of two periods of world domination by English speaking nations, that is, British imperialism and the economic influence of the United States.
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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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She discusses the effects of Ireland's newly adopted neo- liberalistic ideals on Irish women, particularly mothers, and the burdens of balancing the desire to make economic contributions to the state while also providing care to their children.