Language evolves over
The word symbol liberal was originally defined as of,
pertaining to, or befitting a freeman, free by birth.
became those actions appropriate for an adult person of free birth - a lady or
a gentleman - an action inappropriate for a serf, slave, peasant, landless
mechanics (tailors, cobblers, carpenters, blacksmiths, etc.) or a child.
Over time a connotation developed with use of the word
A lady or a gentleman
branded as a liberal was
liberated from moral constraint,
acted licentious, lacked moral
restraint and exercised his or her freedom
to live excessively.
liberal was first used to describe a form of government a liberal government
was defined as a representational form of government, democratic or republican,
as opposed to monarchies.
a monarchical system the laws coming
down from on high are designed to propitiate or appease
the landed aristocracy whereas in
an ideal representative form of
government the laws are designed by the people with the peoples overall welfare
in mind - unlike America today.
Today those who define themselves as
- favor progress and reform of social cultural institutions;
- favor or are in accord with the concept of maximizing individual
- favor freedom of
action, esp. with respect to matters of personal belief or expression;
- claim to be free from
prejudice and bigotry while being independently-minded, tolerant, unselfish and
enlarged in spirit;
- claim not
to be bound by established traditional orthodox authoritarian attitudes,
conventional ideas, values, dogmas, etc. while being free of bigotry and
claiming to be tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others.
A liberal individual may show a
willingness to make "liberal" donations; more than sufficient; abundant;
bountiful; ample; profuse amounts freely or abundantly given.
A liberal interpretation
of a rule or law is not strict or rigorous while
a liberal interpretation of the
Bible is an interpretation that is not literal.
A liberal education was
defined as an education based on the traditional arts and sciences that
enlarge and discipline
the mind making it the master of its own powers -
unlike the educational
system of today which is designed to create conforming automatons -
irrespective of the particular business or profession one may follow whereas
today a liberal education connotes
liberation from moral constraint.
Although the definition of a
liberal as being morally unrestrained or licentious is obsolete the opponents
of liberalism have done everything
in their power to revive this obsolete definition by
branding liberals as
morally unrestrained or licentious
opponents of established moral systems.
Usage: Liberal, Generous.
Liberal is freeborn, and generous is highborn. The former is opposed to the
ordinary feelings of a servile state, and implies
largeness of spirit in
giving, judging, acting, etc. The latter expresses that
nobleness of soul which in the
past was peculiarly appropriate to those of high
rank, - a spirit
that goes out of self, and finds enjoyment in consulting the feelings and
happiness of others. Generosity is measured by the extent of the sacrifices it
makes; liberality, by the warmth of feeling which it manifests.
1375; from old French, liberal "befitting free men,
noble, generous;" from Latin,
liberalis "noble, generous;" literally,
"pertaining to a free man;" from liber "free;" from Proto-Indo-European base
*leudheros; (Greek, eleutheros "free"), probably originally "belonging to the
people" (though the precise semantic development is obscure), from *leudho-
"people" (evolutions: Old Church Slavonic, ljudu; Lithuanian, liaudis; Old
English, leod; German, Leute "nation, people").
Earliest reference in
English is to the liberal arts (Latin, artes liberales), the seven attainments
directed to intellectual enlargement, not immediate practical purpose, and thus
deemed worthy of a free man (the word in this sense was opposed to
Sense of "free
in bestowing" is from 1387.
With a meaning "free from restraint in
speech or action" (1490) liberal was used in the 16th century through the 17
century as a term of reproach.
It revived in a
positive sense in the Enlightenment, with a meaning "free from prejudice,
tolerant," which emerged 1776-88.
Purely in reference to political
opinion, "tending in favor of freedom and democracy" it dates from 1801, from
the French libéral, originally applied in English by its opponents
(often in French form and with suggestions of foreign lawlessness) to the party
favorable to individual political freedoms.
But also (especially in
American politics) tending to mean "favorable to government action to effect
social change," which seems at times to draw more from the religious sense of
"free from prejudicial favor of traditional opinions and established
institutions" (and thus open to new ideas and plans of reform), which dates
from 1823." - Douglas Harper
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