Sunday, December 10, 2006

1.a person who is morally or sexually unrestrained, esp. a dissolute man; a profligate; rake.
2.a freethinker in religious matters.
3.a person freed from slavery in ancient Rome.
–adjective of moral, esp. sexual, restraint; dissolute; licentious.
5.freethinking in religious matters.
6.Archaic. unrestrained; uncontrolled.

[Origin: 1350–1400; ME libertyn <>lībertīnus of a freedman (adj.), freedman (n.), equiv. to lībert(us) freedman (appar. by reanalysis of liber-tās liberty as libert-ās) + -īnus -ine1]

1. roué, debauchee, lecher, sensualist. 4. amoral, sensual, lascivious, lewd.
1. prude.

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