What is liberal?

  • (adj): Showing or characterized by broad-mindedness.
    Example: "A liberal newspaper"
    Synonyms: broad, large-minded, tolerant
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on liberal, liberals:

27th Canadian Parliament - List of Members - New Brunswick
... Electoral district Name Party Charlotte Allan Marcus Atkinson McLean Liberal Gloucester Hédard Robichaud Liberal Kent Guy Crossman Liberal Northumberland—Miramichi ... Flemming Progressive Conservative Westmorland Margaret Rideout Liberal York—Sunbury John Chester MacRae Progressive Conservative ...
26th Canadian Parliament - By-elections
... Party Winner Party Cause Retained Westmorland 1964 Sherwood Rideout Liberal Margaret Rideout Liberal Death Yes Waterloo South 1964 Gordon Chaplin Progressive Conservative Max Saltsman New ... Leblanc Liberal Resignation Yes Saint-Denis 1964 Azellus Denis Liberal Marcel Prud'Homme Liberal Resignation Yes ...
22nd Canadian Parliament - By-elections
... Saint-Jean—Iberville—Napierville 1955 Alcide Côté Liberal J.-Armand Ménard Liberal Death Yes Spadina 1955 David A ... Croll Liberal Charles E. 1955 Joseph-Gaspard Boucher Liberal Joseph Charles Van Horne Progressive Conservative Death No Bellechasse 1955 L.-Philippe Picard Liberal Ovide ...
Liberalism
... Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally they support ideas such as free and fair elections, civil rights ... The early liberal thinker John Locke is often credited with founding liberalism as a distinct philosophical tradition ... Liberals opposed traditional conservatism and sought to replace absolutism in government with democracy and the rule of law ...
Liberal - Other Uses
... Liberal religion, a religious tradition which embraces the theological diversity of a congregation rather than a single creed, authority, or writing Liberal Judaism (United Kingdom), a religious outlook ...

More definitions of "liberal":

  • (adj): Having political or social views favoring reform and progress.
  • (adj): Tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition.
  • (noun): A person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties.
    Synonyms: progressive
  • (noun): A person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets.

Famous quotes containing the word liberal:

    A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.
    Tom Wolfe (b. 1931)

    We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
    Lionel Trilling (1905–1975)

    The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)