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liberal (1213)

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[ FEW: 5,299b liberalis; Gdf: 4,771c liberal; GdfC: 10,77c liberal; TL: 5,394 liberal; DEAF: ; DMF:  libéral; TLF:  libéral; OED:  liberal adj. and n.; MED:  liberal adj.; DMLBS: 1597b liberalis ]
 

a.

1free
( 1348 )  Estant del eage de dyswiit anz & plus, aiantz franke, generale, & liberale poair, disposicion, aministracion de nostre persone  iii 178
(of will) free
( 1378 )  de lour bone grace & liberale voluntee [...] d'estre en eide [...] as ditz commissioners  ii 10
2generous
( 1214-16 )  Gregoire, li Dé amis chiers, Francs, deboneires, liberaus [...]  1319
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xivex )  fut il le plus franc et liberal de divers dons de tutz ceux que om conusseyent en son temps nule part  420
3acad.(of art or science) liberal, suitable for a free man
( c.1300; MS: s.xv2 )  Puis soi donna li jovenciel az sciences ki sont apellez liberaus et devint bons clers  308
( s.xiv1; MS: s.xivm )  Comandez tes sogés q'ils facent apprendre lur enfanz en sciences liberales  8.57
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  les sept artz qe l'en apele liberals  157.20

s.

1free man
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  e lu servit com liberaus e debonaire  146c
liberté  libre#2 
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