By the way, would some historian please enlighten this dummy: The Jews weren't "liberated" from the death camps.
Or perhaps they embrace the 1960s and 1970s and the rise of the liberated woman.
It has liberated the master as well as the slave from a relation which wronged and enfeebled both.
1620s, from Latin liberatus, past participle of liberare "set free," from liber "free" (see liberal). Meaning "to free an occupied territory from the enemy" (often used ironically) is from 1942. Related: Liberated; liberating.
To steal or appropriate, originally something in conquered enemy territory (WWII Army)