Translation of liberty in Spanish:


libertad, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈlɪbərdi//ˈlɪbəti/


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    • 1.1(freedom)

      libertad feminine
      to deprive sb of (her/his) liberty privar a algn de su libertad
      • to be at liberty estar libre / en libertad
      • to set sb at liberty liberar a algn
      • to be at liberty to + inf
      • I'm not at liberty to tell you no se lo puedo decir
      • you're not at liberty to alter the text no tienes autorización para cambiar el texto
      • The convicted thief will lose his right to liberty by being placed in prison.
      • People lose their lives and liberty in the struggle for democracy, which tells me that elections must be a good thing.
      • Criminals are being warned that they could lose their liberty and their lavish lifestyle thanks to the dedicated efforts of a North Yorkshire Police team.
      • The 14th Amendment said the formerly enslaved could not be deprived of life, liberty, or property.
      • Mr Maxwell added that the defendant had been making steps towards living a proper lifestyle and, if she lost her liberty, she would be back to square one.
      • Even though I would come to choose the barracks over the jail house I know what it is to lose your liberty.
      • She added that the amendment would make it difficult for judges who had to decide on house arrest but if people had to lose their liberty she would prefer it to be on the say so of a judge rather than a politician.
      • You lose your liberty, as he did for three weeks.
      • May I remind you that if you drive while disqualified over the next two years, you could lose your liberty.
      • There may be a crime against humanity where there is a serious deprivation of physical liberty short of imprisonment.
      • I refer in particular to the fact that, in order for my client to lose his liberty, two decisions have to be taken.
      • I had lost my liberty, but they wanted to punish me on top of that.
      • Mrs Camidge said: ‘For the last two months he has been living in fear of losing his liberty through his foolishness.’
      • The crimes that the men committed are contemptible and grave, and the men deserve to lose their liberty for them.
      • Any solicitor could advise him that he has no fears of losing his liberty.
      • Finally, there is no compensation for the five men who lost 20 months of liberty as punishment for a crime they did not commit.
      • It is plain that the purpose of a licence is to enable the long-term prisoner to stay out of trouble, both for his own benefit and for the benefit of the community, and so that thereby he does not lose his liberty.
      • The applicants have claimed that their removal and detention constituted wrongful imprisonment and deprivation of liberty.
      • While there is nothing significant about the circumstances in which the appellant lost his liberty in that case, the facts are very different from here.
      • They lost their liberty, their livelihoods, their communities, and their possessions.

    • 1.2(right)

      libertad feminine
      • The political liberties have a central importance in making well-being human.
      • He says currently human rights and fundamental liberties are not enshrined clearly and completely anywhere in Australian legislation.
      • It is the means by which a court, exercising its power to determine guilt, guards rights and liberties of those accused by requiring proof up to a certain standard.
      • In this sense, the king may repeal parliament, common law, and liberties at will.
      • When the framers of the constitution were first debating it, few people imagined that Congress would prove to be the basic guarantor of American liberties.
      • Disorder provides an excuse to rescind liberties in the name of restoring calm.
      • Conversely, countries currently enjoying religious liberties are expected to show increases in religiosity with time.
      • We believed that our rights, privileges and liberties did not derive from the king or government, but rather were a gift from god.
      • Government itself was formed so that every member of society may be protected and secured in the peaceable quiet possession and enjoyment of all those liberties and privileges which the deity has bestowed upon him.
      • Before adopting the world's norms, we should ask whether those norms protect these rights and liberties, and live up to the principles that have served us so well for so long.
      • The Ausgleich was a complicated balance of royal prerogatives and national liberties.
      • There will always be those who abuse certain privileges or liberties, but those few cannot ruin an entitlement for the rest.
      • It is accordingly not a right to exercise liberties (such as free speech or association) within a prison's walls.
      • By aggressively expanding the scope of free institutions worldwide, we ultimately guarantee our own liberties at home.
      • People's basic liberties are taken away in this measure.
      • Political rights and liberties are permissive advantages, and their effectiveness depends on how they are exercised.
      • The Great Charter confirmed previous royal charters and incorporates previous liberties, privileges and exemptions, which the city had formerly enjoyed.
      • A Bill of Rights was soon added to the constitution specifically to protect the individual liberties of citizens.
      • Individuals will respond by sacrificing personal liberties for increased security, and by resolving that normal life must go on.
      • Essential civil and political liberties have been denied so systematically that they may as well be luxuries.

  • 2British

    (presumptuous action)
    what a liberty! ¡qué descaro / atrevimiento!
    • to take the liberty of -ing tomarse la libertad de + inf
    • to take liberties with sb tomarse libertades / confianzas con algn
    • she wasn't the sort of girl to let anyone take liberties with her no era el tipo de chica con quien uno se puede propasar
    • you're taking a liberty using his first name te estás tomando demasiadas confianzas al llamarlo por su nombre
  • 3US

    licencia feminine
    permiso masculine