the act of liberating or the state of being liberated.
the act or fact of gaining equal rights or full social or economic opportunities for a particular group.

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin līberātiōn- (stem of līberātiō), equivalent to līberāt(us) (see liberate) + -iōn- -ion

liberationist, noun
nonliberation, noun
postliberation, adjective
preliberation, noun Unabridged
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liberation (ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃən)
1.  a liberating or being liberated
2.  the seeking of equal status or just treatment for or on behalf of any group believed to be discriminated against: women's liberation; animal liberation
n, —adj

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c.; see liberate. liberation theology (1969) translates Sp. teologia de la liberación, coined 1968 by Peruvian priest Gustavo Gutiérrez.
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Example sentences
It legitimized the idea that liberation comes with chaos rather than with freedom and a better life.
He wanted to look at how the televangelists use and don't use liberation
  theology, based on their understanding of what it means.
He previously said that he too would step down once the liberation was declared.
Liberation from daily life can turn on-the-road slumber into a profound
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