What is liberal?

  • (noun): A person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties.
    Synonyms: progressive
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on liberal, liberals:

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
... Cause Retained 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 Laflamme Liberal Resignation Yes Quebec South 1955 ...
27th Canadian Parliament - List of Members - New Brunswick
... district Name Party Charlotte Allan Marcus Atkinson McLean Liberal Gloucester Hédard Robichaud Liberal Kent Guy Crossman Liberal Northumberland—Miramichi George Roy McWilliam Liberal Restigouche ... Conservative Westmorland Margaret Rideout Liberal York—Sunbury John Chester MacRae Progressive Conservative ...
26th Canadian Parliament - By-elections
... Year Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained Westmorland 1964 Sherwood Rideout Liberal Margaret Rideout Liberal Death Yes Waterloo South 1964 Gordon ... Leblanc Liberal Resignation Yes Saint-Denis 1964 Azellus Denis Liberal Marcel Prud'Homme Liberal Resignation Yes ...
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, freedom of the press, freedom of ... 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 ...

More definitions of "liberal":

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

Famous quotes containing the word liberal:

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