Libertinism Lib"er*tin*ism (-t[i^]n*[i^]z'm), n. 1. The state of a libertine or freedman. [R.] --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

2. Licentious conduct; debauchery; lewdness. [1913 Webster]

3. Licentiousness of principle or opinion. [1913 Webster]

That spirit of religion and seriousness vanished all at once, and a spirit of liberty and libertinism, of infidelity and profaneness, started up in the room of it. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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