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Definition of liberal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    liberal

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈlɪbərəl//
     
    , NAmE//ˈlɪbrəl//
     
     
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    someone who respects others
  1. 1a 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. 3Liberal (politics) a member of the Liberal Party, a political party in Canada
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