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  1. a political orientation that favors social progress by reform and by changing laws rather than by revolution
  2. an economic theory advocating free competition and a self-regulating market
  3. (liberal) broad: showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions"
  4. (liberal) having political or social views favoring reform and progress
  5. (liberal) tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition
  6. (liberal) big: given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"
  7. Liberalism (original German title: Liberalismus) is an influential book by Austrian School economist and libertarian thinker Ludwig von Mises, containing economic analysis and indicting critique of socialism. ...
  8. (Liberals (Canada)) The Liberal Party of Canada (Parti libéral du Canada), colloquially known as the Grits, is the oldest federally registered party in Canada. In the conventional political spectrum, the party lies between the centre , and the centre-left.. ...
  9. (Liberals (Finland)) Liberals (Liberaalit) is a free market liberal party in Finland. Founded in 1965 as a reunification of the People's Party of Finland and Liberal League. Originally named Liberal People's Party (Liberaalinen Kansanpuolue), it restyled its name as Liberals (Liberaalit) in 2000.
  10. (The Liberal) The Liberal magazine is a quarterly literary and political publication "devoted to promoting liberalism around the world". ...
  11. (The Liberals (Greece)) The Liberals (Οι Φιλελεύθεροι, Oi Fileleftheroi) was a liberal political party in Greece founded by Stefanos Manos in April 1999. The president suspended operations of the party in October 2001, citing economic problems and limited appeal amongst the voting public . ...
  12. (liberal) In the U.S. political spectrum, “liberals” are said to be slightly left-of-center or somewhat left-of-center. Of the two main political parties, the Democrats are thought to be more liberal, as the term is currently defined. ...
  13. (LIBERAL) 1. A person who does not own guns or regularly attend a Christian church. 2. A coward, traitor, usually guilty of treason. 3. A person who chooses to believe the lies of science.
  14. (LIBERAL) These are good people who have been conned into believing in the unworkable premise of forced altruism. (See Altruists, Liberal Elite, Looter, moocher.)
  15. (Liberal (political)) Characterized by a) broad-mindedness (tolerance) for all except their critics and b) rancor in their effort to impose their secular ideology on others.
  16. (Liberal) A person that is open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.
  17. (Liberal) An individual dedicated to the ideas enunciated by Herbert Croly. Those ideas call for a strong, centralized State. Liberals are still invested in the emotionally satisfying feeling they are idealists without ever having examined their ideas.
  18. (Liberal) Any of a species of lily-livered, weak and effeminate men, or pushy and overly masculine women who have either renounced men altogether, or turned them into "girly-men."
  19. (Liberal) Based upon the ideals of social change.
  20. (Liberal) Charest · Arcand · Auclair · Bachand · Beauchamp · Béchard · Bergman · Bissonnet · Blais · Boulet · Chagnon · Charlebois · Clermont · Copeman · Couillard · Courchesne · Dubourg · Dupuis · Fournier · Gagnon-Tremblay · Gautrin · Gonthier · Hamad · Houda-Pepin · James · Jérôme-Forget · ...
  21. (Liberal) From a left-of-centre political philosophy that advocates such things as tolerance, democracy, equality, and human rights, without moving away from the status quo. Cultural relativism and open-mindedness are two qualities often endorsed by liberals.
  22. (Liberal) Mises considers true liberalism to be the practical philosophy of scientific praxeology (q.v.) and economics (q.v.). He uses “liberal” in two senses: (1) As in Human Action (p. ...
  23. (Liberal) No more useful than "left." Usually used as the opposite of "conservative" meaning someone who tends to spend more than save, but still within capitalist society. When we include the working class as part of the "liberals," we distract from a clear class understanding. ...
  24. (Liberal) Open minded, favourable to democratic reforms.
  25. (Liberal) Progressive politically; favoring gradual reform, especially reforms that extend democracy, distribute wealth more evenly, and protect the personal freedom of the individual.