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Meaning of LIBERTINISM

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lib"er*tin*ism\ (-t[i^]n*[i^]z'm), n.
1. The state of a libertine or freedman. [R.] --Hammond.

2. Licentious conduct; debauchery; lewdness.

3. Licentiousness of principle or opinion.

         That spirit of religion and seriousness vanished all
         at once, and a spirit of liberty and libertinism, of
         infidelity and profaneness, started up in the room
         of it.                                --Atterbury.

 
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