from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Freely giving; bountiful; liberal.
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Constantine makes a decree at first, Ten eleutherian zreskeias ouk arnetean einai, "that liberty of worship is not to be denied; and therefore the Christians, as others, should have liberty to keep the faith of their religion and heresy," Euseb.,
* Ten eleutherian zreskeias ouk arnetean einai:  1
The vail also was upon them, that they had not eleutherian, freedom and liberty in their access to God, 2 Cor.iii. 15, 16, etc.
Now there was a practice familiar to those times; that when a congiary or any other popular liberality was announced, multitudes were enfranchised by avaricious masters in order to make them capable of the bounty, (as citizens,) and yet under the condition of transferring to their emancipators whatsoever they should receive; _ina ton dæmosios d domenon siton lambanontes chata mæna -- pherosi tois dedochasi tæn eleutherian_ says Dionysius of Halicarnassus, in order that after receiving the corn given publicly in every month, they might carry it to those who had bestowed upon them their freedom.