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- n. The inner bark of plants, next to the wood. It usually contains a large proportion of woody, fibrous cells, and is the part from which the fibre of the plant is obtained, as that of hemp, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The inner bark of plants, lying next to the wood. It usually contains a large proportion of woody, fibrous cells, and is, therefore, the part from which the fiber of the plant is obtained, as that of hemp, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the inner bark of exogenous stems, lying next the cambium, and enveloped by the corky layer.
- n. A book: used in English especially with reference to the books in which deeds, mortgages, wills, and other public records are kept. Abbreviated l. and lib.
- n. See the quotation.
- n. An ancient Italic divinity presiding over vineyards and wine: later identified by the Romans with the Greek Bacchus.
“Liberal” comes from the Latin word liber, which means “frees” individuals and societies from the teachings of Christ and His Church.
You will recall, I suppose, that the word for a book, "liber," is itself derived from bark, the old books in the classical period or the preclassical period, being written on bark.
Zhu Benben writes: liber is not to overrule. liber is to disagree. there is a fine line.
Also, although Molinier seems to contest this usage ( "Les Obituaires francais", p. 22), such a collection of names, consisting largely of benefactors, was occasionally called liber vitae (book of life).
The root of the word is liber, meaning free, something we Americans believe we have a special dominion over.
The similarity between the words "liberal" and "libertarian" are not accidental - they come from the same root word, "liber" - Latin for "free".
Liberal - from the Greek word eleutheros and French liber, meaning free.
It comes from the latin word "liber", which means free.
The term "liber" in latin means "free," and liberalism originally meant the philosophy of freedom.
I would be careful of a lot of groups that have "liber" as the first 5 letters of their name, it seldom means what you might at first think.