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individual liberty

noun
1.
the liberty of an individual to exercise freely those rights generally accepted as being outside of governmental control.
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  • All these abominations had grown up in France, because the people had begun to lose the sense of individual liberty.

    The Huguenots in France Samuel Smiles.
  • This country is absurd with its sentimental regard for individual liberty.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • Mr. Ming does not like interferences with his personal habits: he has some belief in the political value of individual liberty.

    Meccania Owen Gregory
  • Socialism thus becomes the defender of individual liberty, not its enemy.

    Socialism John Spargo
  • Because of our ideals of individual liberty, this may not be achieved by taboo, ignorance or conscription for motherhood.

    Taboo and Genetics Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
  • For such a constitution is based on individual liberty and civil equality.

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