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Women's Liberation

n
(Sociology) a movement directed towards the removal of attitudes and practices that preserve inequalities based upon the assumption that men are superior to women. Also called: women's lib
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wom′en's libera′tion


n.
a movement to combat sexism and to gain full political, social, and other rights and opportunities for women equal to those of men. Also called wom′en's libera′tion move`ment, wom′en's move`ment.
[1965–70]
wom′en's libera′tionist, n.
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Translations

Women's Liberation

[ˈwɪmɪnsˌlɪbəˈreɪʃən] n (also Women's Lib) → Movimento per la Liberazione della Donna
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