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 (nē′ō-lĭb′ər-ə-lĭz′əm, -lĭb′rə-)
A political theory of the late 1900s holding that personal liberty is maximized by limiting government interference in the operation of free markets.

ne′o·lib′er·al adj. & n.
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(ˌniːəʊˈlɪbərəˌlɪzəm; -ˈlɪbrəˌlɪzəm)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a modern politico-economic theory favouring free trade, privatization, minimal government intervention in business, reduced public expenditure on social services, etc
2. (Economics) a modern politico-economic theory favouring free trade, privatization, minimal government intervention in business, reduced public expenditure on social services, etc
ˌneoˈliberal adj, n
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(ˌni oʊˈlɪb ər əˌlɪz əm, -ˈlɪb rə-)

a moderate form of liberalism that modifies its traditional government policies, as on labor unions and taxes.
ne`o•lib′er•al, adj., n.
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a movement that modifies classical liberalism in light of 20th-century conditions.
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Noun1.neoliberalism - a political orientation originating in the 1960s; blends liberal political views with an emphasis on economic growth
liberalism - a political orientation that favors social progress by reform and by changing laws rather than by revolution
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