Libertarian | Define Libertarian at Dictionary.com

nouna person who advocates liberty, especially with regard to thought or conduct.a person who maintains the doctrine of free will (distinguished from necessitarian).adjective

maintaining the doctrine of free will.

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I agree with you, but the youthful energy in the libertarian movement foresees a tipping point.

Had there not been a Libertarian in the race who received over 8,000 votes, Shumlin likely would have lost.

Some Tea Party types who felt that Republican Scott Milne was too moderate supported the Libertarian.

Healey describes his politics as “libertarian in some aspects, Jacksonian, Jeffersonian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative.”

Sure, you could end up with a Congress that consists solely of libertarian veterinarians, or elderly communists, or whatever.

The case has been conceded to him in advance, and the libertarian can only flinch from his logic.

It is chiefly on the Libertarian side that I find a tendency to the exaggeration of which I have just spoken.

So far I concede the Libertarian contention as to the demoralising effect of Determinism, if held with a real force of conviction.

At the same time, the difference between Determinist and Libertarian Justice can hardly have any practical effect.

libertarian

a believer in freedom of thought, expression, etc

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of, relating to, or characteristic of a libertarian

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C18: from liberty

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

1789, “one who holds the doctrine of free will” (opposed to necessitarian), from liberty (q.v.) on model of unitarian, etc. Political sense of “person advocating liberty in thought and conduct” is from 1878. As an adjective by 1882. U.S. Libertarian Party founded in Colorado, 1971.

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