from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state or quality of being libertine.
  • n. The behavior characteristic of a libertine; promiscuity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lifestyle or pattern of behavior characterized by self-indulgence and lack of restraint, especially one involving sexual promiscuity and rejection of religious or other moral authority.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of a libertine or freedman.
  • n. Licentious conduct; debauchery; lewdness.
  • n. Licentiousness of principle or opinion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The exercise of the privileges and rights of a libertine or freedman; exemption from servitude and its disabilities.
  • n. The state of being free or unrestrained in thought or action.
  • n. Irreligiousness; regardlessness of the dictates of morality.
  • n. The character or conduct of a libertine or rake; licentiousness; unrestrained indulgence of lust; debauchery; lewdness.


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libertine +‎ -ism



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