libertarian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n libertarian someone who believes the doctrine of free will
    • n libertarian an advocate of libertarianism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Libertarian One who holds to the doctrine of free will.
    • a Libertarian Pertaining to liberty, or to the doctrine of free will, as opposed to the doctrine of necessity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • libertarian Of or pertaining to liberty, or to the doctrine of the freedom of the will (especially in an extreme form), as opposed to the doctrine of necessity; advocating the doctrine of free will: opposed to necessitarian.
    • n libertarian One who maintains the doctrine of the freedom of the will (especially in an extreme form): opposed to necessitarian.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Libertarian one who believes in free-will as opposed to necessity
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Liberty
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. libertas.

Usage

In literature:

The story of the Civil Libertarians, though it partakes of all those other aspects, is profoundly and thoroughly POLITICAL.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
In the United States libertarian application of the principle was originally not too much embarrassed by inherited institutions.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
Organized by Randolph and Reynolds, the commission boasted Arthur Garfield Hayes, noted civil libertarian and lawyer, as its counsel.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
And this is a most important distinction, which libertarians have hitherto failed to notice.
"Mind and Motion and Monism" by George John Romanes
This tradition had been interrupted by the inrush of the wild libertarianism of the desert.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
AMONG the important duties of Anarchists libertarian instruction should occupy the first place.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 4, June 1906" by Various
It is a bad sophism to assert that 'the rejection of mechanism by non-libertarians is a mere phrase.
"Rationalism" by John Mackinnon Robertson
Many prominent libertarians contributed essays of a philosophical or hortatory nature.
"Emma Goldman" by Charles A. Madison
Not in a libertarian sense; Leibnitz.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
Even in this country, I don't think libertarian principles could long survive.
"Sentiment, Inc." by Poul William Anderson
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In news:

A marijuana legalization measure on the Colorado ballot – promoted by Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson – could be very important in this close presidential race.
Newspaper endorses Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, even as its own publisher disagrees.
Libertarian files complaint over debate exclusion .
Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for president, addresses an audience of students and the public at Macalester College in St Paul, Minn.
The Libertarian candidate for Texas' open US Senate seat has filed a federal complaint saying he was unfairly excluded from a debate between Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Paul Sadler.
Keep in mind the poll is not taking the "L" Factor into consideration with regard to Libertarian Candidate Marc J Victor who is also running under the Libertarian ticket.
Agencies flunk libertarian transparency tests.
Libertarian candidate gets surprising freebie .
Mike Labno is the Libertarian Party candidate for US Senate in Illinois.
Libertarian Party presidential candidate, Former New Mexico Gov Gary Johnson (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore).
There are those who are calling Beverly Libertarian Daniel Fishman a "spoiler" for his role in the bitterly contested 6th Congressional District race.
Mark Grannis (Libertarian) had 2.1 percent.
Tuesday's election returns suggest that Washington is becoming a libertarian paradise – a place where gays can marry, marijuana is legal and parents might even be given the choice of independent schools for their children.
Ladies and Gentlemen , the Libertarian Ticket (Probably).
Gregory Gilman is the Libertarian candidate for Congressional Representative from District 3, running against Scott Tipton, Sal Pace and Tisha Casida.
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