liberality liberality  /ˌlɪ bə ˈræ lə ti/


  1. (n) an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom
  2. (n) the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament



  1. She's the paragon of wit, grit and liberality.
  2. That he leads us now is a breathtaking statement of American open-mindedness and, yes, our native liberality.
  3. When Republicans began to guffaw at the blind liberality of the majority, a shrewd Democratic Senator moved to reconsider the bill, had it referred to a committee for study.


  • Letter: Devoted

    Robbins Winslow, Naples: I bind unto myself today the manifold manifestations of liberalism and the strong name of liberty itself, by invocation of the grand spirit of liberality always and forever.
    on July 10, 2013     Source: Naples Daily News


  1. Trying to soften Tharoor's "liberality vs security debate" on twitter, a social networking site, Krishna said the government will go by the home ministry's guidelines and stressed differences over issues should not be discussed in public.
    on Dec 28, 2009 By: SM Krishna Source: Hindustan Times

  2. Wills agrees with Perry Miller's contention that the founders were of a "liberality of spirit which must forever and properly remain a scandal to the rank and file of professing American Christians."
    on Oct 10, 2007 By: Garry Wills Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. William Blackstone, the greatest of the common-law thinkers, wrote that judges are "the depositories of the laws; the living oracles" responsible for deciding cases with "liberality of sentiment" so as to avoid "manifestly absurd or...
    on Jul 24, 2009 By: William Blackstone Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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