- 1a person who understands and respects other people’s opinions and behaviour, especially when they are different from their own He liked to think of himself as a liberal. politics
- 2a person who supports political, social and religious change Reform is popular with middle-class liberals.
- 3 Liberal (politics) a member of the British Liberal Party in the past, or of a Liberal Party in another country Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin liberalis, from liber
somebody who respects others