libertarianism

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Etymology[edit]

From libertarian +‎ -ism.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /lɪbəˈtɛːɹɪənɪz(ə)m/

Noun[edit]

libertarianism (countable and uncountable, plural libertarianisms)

  1. (philosophy, politics, economics) A political philosophy maintaining that all persons are the absolute owners of their own lives, and should be free to do whatever they wish with their persons or property, provided they allow others that same liberty.
  2. (philosophy) The doctrine of free will, as opposed to necessitarianism.

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