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libertarian

noun [C] uk   /ˌlɪb.əˈteə.ri.ən/ us    /-ɚˈter.i-/
a person who believes that people should be free to think and behave as they want and should not have limits put on them by governments: Civil libertarians are worried about what they see as government censorship.
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