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noun 
  1. (historic) Someone who has been freed from slavery in Ancient Rome; a freedman.
  2. One who is freethinking in religious matters.
  3. Someone (especially a man) who takes no notice of moral laws, especially concerning their relations with the opposite sex; someone loose in morals, a pleasure-seeker.
    • 2007, Choderlos de Laclos, Dangerous Liaisons, tr. Helen Constantine, Penguin 2007, p. 123:
    • :So the truth of the matter is that a in love, if indeed a libertine can be in love, becomes from that moment in less of a hurry to enjoy the pleasures of the flesh.
adjective 
  1. Dissolute, licentious, profligate; loose in morals.
Etymology: From libertinus, from libertus "made free".


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