Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who frees or liberates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, liberates; a deliverer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who liberates or delivers; a deliverer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who releases people from captivity or bondage

Etymologies

From Latin liberator ("one who sets free"), from liberare, past participle liberatus ("to set free"); see liberate. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The term liberator is generally used in Zimbabwe to refer to black guerrillas who ended white rule in Rhodesia, as Zimbabwe was known before independence in 1980.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Original thought is a great liberator from the rhetoric and swallowing the “party line” hook line & sinker.

    Think Progress » More on Frist/Byrd debate:

  • Whether it was his campaign to reinvigorate OPEC or his land reform actions in the Venezuelan countryside, Chavez's revolution that he has named after the Latin American liberator Simon Bolivar has angered many a rich landowner and frustrated many corporate hacks used to buying of Third World politicians.

    The Man Who Called Out The Devil

  • First I make sure that no liberator is in my sight.

    THE LAST FLIGHT

  • After marching down a number of blocks on the empty streets, the crowd hunkered down for a street party at the base of a statue of the Latin American liberator, Simón Bolívar.

    Home

  • Latin American liberator Simon Bolivar, exhumed on orders of Venezuelan President

    Latest News - UPI.com

  • The Japanese, needless to say, saw things differently – the propaganda war was essentially a war of ‘pictures’ or worldviews – and their own propagandists were busy persuading Asians that Japan was their neighbourly liberator from the alien empires of Europe. 20 Orwell’s listeners were warned against this attempt to sell them ‘the picture of a war of Asia against Europe’ (13: 126); they must be helped to see things as they really were.

    In the Picture: Orwell, India and the BBC

  • ZOGBY: In terms of creating a legitimacy for the United States and giving the United States the mantle of a liberator, which is the one that we want to have.

    CNN Transcript Oct 6, 2002

  • Mr. KENEALLY: O'Connell was the liberator of Ireland and he was the kind of -- well, he's called the liberator of the Irish soul because he brought about Catholic emancipation, the lifting of the penal laws which restricted Catholics in all man -- manner of ways.

    The Great Shame & the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World

  • He looked up, but seeing that his liberator was the man he had seeded, he dropped his head, and, refusing to look again, slunk away with an air that indicated a strong desire to find another box where he could shut himself up for the present.

    The Knights of the White Shield Up-the-Ladder Club Series, Round One Play

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