lib·er·ty
ˈlibərdē/
noun
noun: liberty
  1. 1.
    the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s way of life, behavior, or political views.
    “compulsory retirement would interfere with individual liberty”
    antonyms: tyranny
  2. 2.
    the power or scope to act as one pleases.
    “individuals should enjoy the liberty to pursue their own interests and preferences”
    synonyms: freedom, independence, free rein, license, self-determination, free will, latitude

    “personal liberty”
    antonyms: constraint, slavery
    • PHILOSOPHY
      a person’s freedom from control by fate or necessity.
    • informal
      a presumptuous remark or action.
      “how did he know what she was thinking?—it was a liberty!”
    • NAUTICAL
      shore leave granted to a sailor.
Origin
late Middle English: from Old French liberte, from Latin libertas, from liber ‘free.’