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liberal

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈlɪbərəl/
someone who respects many different types of beliefs or behaviour: Liberals believe that in order to defend our own freedom we ought to defend those of our fellow citizens.
someone who supports personal freedom and a fairer sharing of wealth and power in society: He described his opponent as a liberal who would tax the rich.
(Definition of liberal noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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