libertinism

[lib-er-tee-niz-uhm, -ti-]
noun
libertine practices or habits of life; disregard of authority or convention in sexual or religious matters.
Also, libertinage.


Origin:
1605–15; libertine + -ism

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libertine (ˈlɪbəˌtiːn, -ˌtaɪn)
 
n
1.  a morally dissolute person
 
adj
2.  morally dissolute
 
[C14 (in the sense: freedman, dissolute person): from Latin lībertīnus freedman, from lībertus freed, from līber free]
 
'libertinage
 
n
 
'libertinism
 
n

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Charges of gnostic libertinism find their source in the works of irenaeus.
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