What is liberal?

  • (adj): Not literal.
    Synonyms: free, loose
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on liberal, liberals:

27th Canadian Parliament - List of Members - New Brunswick
... Name Party Charlotte Allan Marcus Atkinson McLean Liberal Gloucester Hédard Robichaud Liberal Kent Guy Crossman Liberal Northumberland—Miramichi George Roy McWilliam ... John Flemming Progressive Conservative Westmorland Margaret Rideout Liberal York—Sunbury John Chester MacRae Progressive Conservative ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ... No Restigouche—Madawaska 1955 Joseph-Gaspard Boucher Liberal Joseph Charles Van Horne Progressive Conservative Death No Bellechasse 1955 L.-Philippe ...
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 ... Leblanc Liberal Resignation Yes Saint-Denis 1964 Azellus Denis Liberal Marcel Prud'Homme Liberal Resignation Yes ...

More definitions of "liberal":

  • (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.
  • (adj): Tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition.
  • (adj): Having political or social views favoring reform and progress.

Famous quotes containing the word liberal:

    The power of consumer goods ... has been engendered by the so-called liberal and progressive demands of freedom, and, by appropriating them, has emptied them of their meaning, and changed their nature.
    Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922–1975)

    I am not sure but I should betake myself in extremities to the liberal divinities of Greece, rather than to my country’s God. Jehovah, though with us he has acquired new attributes, is more absolute and unapproachable, but hardly more divine, than Jove. He is not so much of a gentleman, not so gracious and catholic, he does not exert so intimate and genial an influence on nature, as many a god of the Greeks.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Any appellative at all savouring of arbitrary rank is unsuitable to a man of liberal and catholic mind.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)