(j. -ties). kb. 1 kemerdekaan, kebebasan. 2 cuti, libur. to take liberties bertindak melewati kesopanan, bersifat terlalu bebas. to take the l. of memberanikan diri untuk.


The state of a free person; exemption from subjection to the will of another claiming ownership of the person or services; freedom; -- opposed to slavery, serfdom, bondage, or subjection. Freedom from imprisonment, bonds, or other restraint upon locomotion. A privilege conferred by a superior power; permission granted; leave; as, liberty given to a child to play, or to a witness to leave a court, and the like. Privilege; exemption; franchise; immunity enjoyed by prescription or by grant; as, the liberties of the commercial cities of Europe. The place within which certain immunities are enjoyed, or jurisdiction is exercised. A certain amount of freedom; permission to go freely within certain limits; also, the place or limits within which such freedom is exercised; as, the liberties of a prison. A privilege or license in violation of the laws of etiquette or propriety; as, to permit, or take, a liberty. The power of choice; freedom from necessity; freedom from compulsion or constraint in willing. A curve or arch in a bit to afford room for the tongue of the horse. Leave of absence; permission to go on shore.

Source: Webster's Unabridged Dictionary