how to pronounce libertarian

lɪbətɛəɹiən

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meanings of libertarian

noun:

  1. A left-libertarian, an antiauthoritarian believer in both individual freedom and social justice (social equality and mutual aid), such as a social anarchist.
  2. A believer in a political doctrine that emphasizes individual liberty and a lack of governmental regulation, intervention, and oversight both in matters of the economy (‘free market') and in personal behavior where no one's rights are being violated or threatened; also, a ‘classical liberal', akin to an ‘anarcho-capitalist'.
  3. One who advocates liberty, either generally or in relation to a specific issue.
  4. A believer in the freedom of thinking beings to choose their own destiny, i.e. a believer in free will as opposed to those who believe the future is predetermined.
  5. A member of a political party or movement that uses the term "Libertarian" in its name (e.g., the Libertarian Party of the United States); one who is likely to support policies that are libertarian.

adjective:

  1. Relating to liberty, or to the doctrine of free will, as opposed to the doctrine of necessity.
  2. Of, or pertaining to, a Libertarian Party.
  3. Having the beliefs of libertarians; having a relative tendency towards liberty.