The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner

Liberty, in politics, consists of the social, political and economic freedoms to which all community members are entitled. In philosophy, liberty involves free will as contrasted with determinism. In theology, liberty is freedom from the effects of, "sin, spiritual servitude, [or] worldly ties".

  • Law - Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
  • Law, Due Process of - Procedural safeguards, and unbiased laws and judgements
  • Law, Rule of - Legal environment where cases are handled in a non-arbitrary manner
  • Libertarianism - Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
  • Liberty Bell - Announced first public reading of Declaration of Independence
  • Liberty Cap - The Phrygian or similar cap, a symbol of freed slaves and thus of liberty
  • Liberty, Individual - Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
  • Liberty, Moral - Freedom to engage in acts injurious to one's self or one's property
  • Liberty, Statue of - Monument symbolizing liberty, in New York harbor
  • Liberty, Symbols of - Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell, liberty cap, etc.
  • Liberty, Threats To - Actions by government that restrict individual liberty

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Liberty" as of 18 Jun 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.