liberty pole
noun Date: 1770 a tall flagstaff surmounted by a liberty cap or the flag of a republic and set up as a symbol of liberty

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  • Liberty pole — Liberty Lib er*ty (l[i^]b [ e]r*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Liberties} ( t[i^]z). [OE. liberte, F. libert[ e], fr. L. libertas, fr. liber free. See {Liberal}.] 1. The state of a free person; exemption from subjection to the will of another claiming… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Liberty pole — A Liberty pole is a tall wooden pole, often used as a type of flagstaff, planted in the ground, which may be surmounted by an ensign or a liberty cap (see Phrygian cap). A liberty pole was often erected in town squares in the years before and… …   Wikipedia

  • liberty pole — noun : a tall flagstaff surmounted by a liberty cap, the flag of a republic, or other object regarded as a symbol of liberty * * * 1. Also called liberty tree. Amer. Hist. a pole or tree, often with a liberty cap or a banner at the top, usually… …   Useful english dictionary

  • liberty pole — 1. Also called liberty tree. Amer. Hist. a pole or tree, often with a liberty cap or a banner at the top, usually located on a village green or in a market square, used by the Sons of Liberty in many colonial towns as a symbol of protest against… …   Universalium

  • liberty pole — A flagpole, usually one erected in exhibiting a patriotic spirit during wartime. A pole raised by rioters as a symbol of dissatisfaction with the government. Commonwealth v Morrison (Pa) 1 Addison 274, 275. See pole raising …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Liberty Pole, Wisconsin — is an unincorporated community in Vernon County, Wisconsin in the town of Franklin.External links* [http://www.mwt.net/vtc/libertyp.html Map and Information about Liberty Pole, Wisconsin] * [http://www.abstusa.com/wi/liberty pole Liberty Pole,… …   Wikipedia

  • Liberty — Lib er*ty (l[i^]b [ e]r*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Liberties} ( t[i^]z). [OE. liberte, F. libert[ e], fr. L. libertas, fr. liber free. See {Liberal}.] 1. The state of a free person; exemption from subjection to the will of another claiming ownership of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Liberty bell — Liberty Lib er*ty (l[i^]b [ e]r*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Liberties} ( t[i^]z). [OE. liberte, F. libert[ e], fr. L. libertas, fr. liber free. See {Liberal}.] 1. The state of a free person; exemption from subjection to the will of another claiming… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Liberty cap — Liberty Lib er*ty (l[i^]b [ e]r*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Liberties} ( t[i^]z). [OE. liberte, F. libert[ e], fr. L. libertas, fr. liber free. See {Liberal}.] 1. The state of a free person; exemption from subjection to the will of another claiming… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Liberty of the press — Liberty Lib er*ty (l[i^]b [ e]r*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Liberties} ( t[i^]z). [OE. liberte, F. libert[ e], fr. L. libertas, fr. liber free. See {Liberal}.] 1. The state of a free person; exemption from subjection to the will of another claiming… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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