Meaning of libertarian

lib•er•tar•i•an

Pronunciation: (lib"ur-târ'ē-un), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who advocates liberty, esp. with regard to thought or conduct.
  2. a person who maintains the doctrine of free will (distinguished from necessitarian).
—adj.
  1. advocating liberty or conforming to principles of liberty.
  2. maintaining the doctrine of free will.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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