Libertinage

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Libertinage Libertinism; license.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n libertinage The character or belief of a libertine or free-thinker; laxity of opinion.
    • n libertinage The conduct of a libertine or debauchee.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Libertinage debauchery
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. libertinage,. See Libertine
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. libertas.

Usage

In literature:

Frank libertinage, does it deaden the sting of the senses?
"The Simple Life" by Charles Wagner
Boys and young men are driven into libertinage by the ridicule of their companions.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Unfortunately for his chance of success, Sir Jacques had also been a graduate of this school of artistic libertinage.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
There are also tales whose purpose is rather voluptuous than witty, and whose aim is to excuse libertinage and render marriage ridiculous.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

In France, "Libertinage" has a long history in the culture, dating from a 16th-century religious sect of French libertines .
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