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lib·er·a·tion

 (lĭb′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act of liberating or the state of being liberated.
2. The act or process of trying to achieve equal rights and status.

lib′er·a′tion·ist n.

liberation

(ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. a liberating or being liberated
2. (Sociology) the seeking of equal status or just treatment for or on behalf of any group believed to be discriminated against: women's liberation; animal liberation.
ˌliberˈationist n, adj

lib•er•a•tion

(ˌlɪb əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of liberating or the state of being liberated.
2. the gaining of equal rights or full social or economic opportunities for a particular group: gay liberation.
3. the gaining of protection from abuse or exploitation: animal liberation; children's liberation.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
lib`er•a′tion•ist, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liberation - the act of liberating someone or somethingliberation - the act of liberating someone or something
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something
jail delivery - the use of force to liberate prisoners
deregulating, deregulation - the act of freeing from regulation (especially from governmental regulations)
relief - the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged; "he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta"
disentanglement, extrication, unsnarling, untangling - the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition
emancipation - freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child
clearing - the act of freeing from suspicion
manumission - the formal act of freeing from slavery; "he believed in the manumission of the slaves"
parole - (law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms of release are complied with
probation - (law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court; "probation is part of the sentencing process"
2.liberation - the attempt to achieve equal rights or status; "she worked for women's liberation"
attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
3.liberation - the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
superannuation - the act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension)
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
conge, congee - an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
removal - dismissal from office
deactivation, inactivation - breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
honorable discharge - a discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record
dishonorable discharge - a discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder)
Section Eight - a discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable

liberation

noun
The state of not being in confinement or servitude:
Translations
تَحْريرتَـحْرِيرٌ
osvobození
befrielse
vapautus
oslobođenje
megszabadítás
frelsun
解放
해방
osvoboditev
frigörelse
การปลดปล่อยให้เป็นอิสระ
sự giải phóng

liberation

[ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃən]
A. Nliberación f
B. CPD liberation theology Nteología f de la liberación
Women's Liberation Movement Nmovimiento m de liberación de la mujer
see also Lib

liberation

[ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃən] n
[country] → libération f
wars of national liberation → guerres de libération nationale
[disadvantaged group] → libération fliberation theology nthéologie f de la libération

liberation

nBefreiung f; (of gases)Freisetzung f

liberation

[ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃn] nliberazione f

liberate

(ˈlibəreit) verb
to set free. The prisoners were liberated by the new government.
libeˈration noun
ˈliberator noun

liberation

تَـحْرِيرٌ osvobození befrielse Befreiung απελευθέρωση liberación vapautus libération oslobođenje liberazione 解放 해방 bevrijding frigjøring wyzwolenie liberação освобождение frigörelse การปลดปล่อยให้เป็นอิสระ önyargılardan arındırma sự giải phóng 解放

liberation

n. liberación.
References in classic literature ?
I ask it humbly of you, my Lord" said he; "sign the order for the liberation of Milady de Winter.
It was the whaleman who first broke through the jealous policy of the Spanish crown, touching those colonies; and, if space permitted, it might be distinctly shown how from those whalemen at last eventuated the liberation of Peru, Chili, and Bolivia from the yoke of Old Spain, and the establishment of the eternal democracy in those parts.
They were very courteous to me and said many kind and complimentary things, but what seemed to impress them most was that I had won the aid of the fierce Tharks in my campaign for the liberation of Dejah Thoris, and the relief of Helium.
Continuing to represent the liberation of the serfs as impracticable, he arranged for the erection of large buildings- schools, hospitals, and asylums- on all the estates before the master arrived.
He told us at random of the attack on the windmills and the flocks of sheep, of the night in the valley of the fulling-mills with their trip-hammers, of the inn and the muleteers, of the tossing of Sancho in the blanket, of the island that was given him to govern, and of all the merry pranks at the duke's and duchess's, of the liberation of the galley-slaves, of the capture of Mambrino's helmet, and of Sancho's invention of the enchanted Dulcinea, and whatever else there was wonderful and delightful in the most wonderful and delightful book in the world.
While we have no doubt of that, or that a proper use of it would procure the poor lad's immediate pardon and liberation, we have a great doubt whether it would, by itself, enable us to reach Quilp, the chief agent in this villany.
I saw him, from the midst of my act, meet it with a divination, and on the perception that even now he only guessed, and that the window was still to his own eyes free, I let the impulse flame up to convert the climax of his dismay into the very proof of his liberation.
The order of imprisonment came from high authority, and the order for his liberation must proceed from the same source; and, as Napoleon has scarcely been reinstated a fortnight, the letters have not yet been forwarded.
He lived through his seven years there, and when he came out did so in another name and went abroad on the morning of the day of his liberation.
About ten days before my liberation, I was thunderstruck at receiving a visit from my sister's mahogany-colored husband, Mr.
Women are the natural enemies of clocks, and, therefore, the allies of those who would seek liberation from these monsters that measure our follies and limit our pleasures.
And old de Barral, scared, tired, bewildered by the extraordinary shocks of his liberation, swayed over and actually leaned his head on her shoulder, as if sorrowing over his regained freedom.