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Palestine Liberation Organization

(Encyclopedia) Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), coordinating council for Palestinian organizations, founded (1964) by Egypt and the Arab League and initially controlled by Egypt. Composed of various g...

Palestine

(Encyclopedia) Palestine păl´əstīn [key], historic region on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, at various times comprising parts of modern Israel, the West Bank and Gaza (recognized internation...

Palestine

(Encyclopedia) Palestine păl´əstēn [key], city (1990 pop. 18,042), seat of Anderson co., E Tex.; inc. 1871. It is a market, processing, and rail center for a rich oil area and for the truck crops, livest...

Liberal Republican party

(Encyclopedia) Liberal Republican party, in U.S. history, organization formed in 1872 by Republicans discontented at the political corruption and the policies of President Grant 's first administration....

liberalism

(Encyclopedia) liberalism, philosophy or movement that has as its aim the development of individual freedom. Because the concepts of liberty or freedom change in different historical periods the specific prog...

Liber

(Encyclopedia) Liber lī´bər [key], in Roman religion, god of fertility and wine. He was usually identified with Bacchus, the Latin equivalent of Dionysus. His consort Libera was identified with Per...

Liberal

(Encyclopedia) Liberal, city (1990 pop. 16,573), seat of Seward co., SW Kans.; founded 1888, inc. 1945. It is the trade center for a grazing and farm area. Oil and natural gas are extracted, and helium is pro...

Front de Libération du Québec

(Encyclopedia) Front de Libération du Québec (FLQ) frôN də lēbĕräsyôN´ dü kābĕk´ [key], Canadian separatist group formed in the 1960s to bring about the independence of Quebec, which has a Frenc...

organ

(Encyclopedia) organ, a musical wind instrument in which sound is produced by one or more sets of pipes controlled by a keyboard, each pipe producing only one pitch by means of a mechanically produced or elec...

Liberal party

(Encyclopedia) Liberal party, Canadian political party. Prior to confederation in 1867, reform parties advocating greater local participation in provincial governments, free trade, and increased separation of...

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