Definition of Liberty from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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  1. 1an independent organization formed in 1934 to protect the legal rights of British citizens and to argue for greater freedom and equality under the existing law. It has fought campaigns to defend the rights of women, homosexuals (= people who are sexually attracted to others of their own sex) and people in prison. Liberty is also known as the National Council for Civil Liberties, its official name until 1989. note at pressure groups
  2. 2(also Liberty's) a department store (= large shop where many types of goods are sold in different departments) in Regent Street, London, England. It was opened in 1875 and sold goods imported from countries such as India and Japan. It later became well known for its art nouveau designs in furniture and silver and its range of fabrics and carpets.