Definitions

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  • n. A belief in, or policy of, liberation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In British politics, the principles or opinions of the liberationists.

Etymologies

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liberation +‎ -ism

Examples

  • But the important thing for Evangelicals was not to grow support for right-wing policies except in Central America, where they actively support people like Evangelical "born-again" dictator Efraín Ríos Montt in Guatemala, who has favored massacres of leftist peasants, or right-wing leaders in El Salvador and Nicaragua, but to draw people from the ranks of Catholic liberationism.

    Philocrites: Harvey Cox on Brazilian Protestants and democracy.

  • Liberationists, who are particularly guilty of this terminology, want to give liberationism a place alongside religion as if, in the smorgasbord of denominations and beliefs, liberationism is just another variation on the natural human impulse of piety.

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  • There is a segment of society for whom traditional family values are increasingly irrelevant, and for whom spring-break sexual liberationism is increasingly costly: men and women in their 20s.

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