What's the difference between 'liberty' and 'freedom' ?




 
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Boots
 
August 2nd, 2004  
Bootboy82
 

Topic: What's the difference between 'liberty' and 'freedom' ?


I'm wondering about that because they both mean the same in German. Do they mean the same in English or is there a difference like with 'beef' and 'meat' which do mean the same in German, too?
August 2nd, 2004  
Airborne Eagle
 
 
As far as I know/am concered, they're the same thing.
August 2nd, 2004  
>*CrAzY*<
 
 
I guess they are the same. I mean the Statue of Liberty (a gift from France (i think), get that! lol) stands for our freedom, correct?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Webster
lib·er·ty
n. pl. lib·er·ties

The condition of being free from restriction or control.
The right and power to act, believe, or express oneself in a manner of one's own choosing.
The condition of being physically and legally free from confinement, servitude, or forced labor.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Webster
free·dom
n.
The condition of being free of restraints.
Liberty of the person from slavery, detention, or oppression.
so yeah, they are synonyms for each other...[/quote]
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Boots
August 3rd, 2004  
SAINT
 
John Stuart Mill's essay On Liberty will give you all the definitions.