at liberty
at liberty
free; unrestrained. •

The criminal was set at liberty by the judge.

You're at liberty to go anywhere you wish.

I'm not at liberty to discuss the matter.

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{adv.} or {adj. phr.} Free to go somewhere or do something; not shut in or stopped. * /The police promised to set the man at liberty if he told the names of the other robbers./ * /I am sorry, but I am not at liberty to come to your party./ Compare: AT LARGE(1).

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • at liberty — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} Free to go somewhere or do something; not shut in or stopped. * /The police promised to set the man at liberty if he told the names of the other robbers./ * /I am sorry, but I am not at liberty to come to your party./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at liberty — index autonomous (self governing), clear (free from criminal charges), exempt, free (not restricted), sovereign (independent) …   Law dictionary

  • at liberty — 1 he was at liberty for three months: FREE, (on the) loose, at large, unconfined; escaped, out. 2 your great aunt was at liberty to divide her estate how she chose: FREE, permitted, allowed, authorized …   Useful english dictionary

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  • at liberty — 1) he was at liberty for three months Syn: free, on the loose, loose, at large, unconfined; escaped, out, on the lam 2) you are at liberty to leave Syn: free, permitted, allowed, authorized …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • at liberty — 1) he was at liberty for three months Syn: free, loose, on the loose, at large, on the run, out 2) I am not at liberty to say Syn: free, able, entitled, permitted …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • at liberty — free to speak or act, allowed to speak    Are you at liberty to tell us who won? Can you tell us? …   English idioms

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  • at liberty — able or allowed to do something. I m not at liberty to discuss this with you. Usage notes: often used in a negative statement, as in the example …   New idioms dictionary

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