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I have to define the meaning of liberty. I know the basics of what it means, but I need some help to make it deeper.

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    Main Entry: lib·er·ty
    Pronunciation: 'li-b&r-tE
    Function: noun
    Inflected Form(s): plural -ties
    Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French liberté, from Latin libertat-, libertas, from liber free —more at LIBERAL
    Date: 14th century
    1 : the quality or state of being free: a : the power to do as one pleases b : freedom from physical restraint c : freedom from arbitrary or despotic control d : the positive enjoyment of various social, political, or economic rights and privileges e : the power of choice
    2 a : a right or immunity enjoyed by prescription or by grant : PRIVILEGE b : permission especially to go freely within specified limits
    3 : an action going beyond normal limits: as a : a breach of etiquette or propriety : FAMILIARITY b : RISK, CHANCE <took foolish liberties with his health> c : a violation of rules or a deviation from standard practice d : a distortion of fact
    4 : a short authorized absence from naval duty usually for less than 48 hours
    synonym see FREEDOM
    - at liberty 1 : FREE 2 : at leisure : UNOCCUPIED

    Now, to make it "deeper" consider what it means to you!

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