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Definition of liberal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈlɪbrəl//
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    someone who respects others
  1. 1 a person who understands and respects other people's opinions and behavior, especially when they are different from their own He liked to think of himself as a liberal.
  2. politics
  3. 2a person who supports political, social, and religious change Reform is popular with middle-class liberals.
  4. 3 Liberal (politics) a member of the Liberal Party, a political party in Canada
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