Libertine

Definition of Libertine

Lib´er`tine   Pronunciation: ~tĭn
n.1.(Rom. Antiq.) A manumitted slave; a freedman; also, the son of a freedman.
2.(Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect of Anabaptists, in the fifteenth and early part of the sixteenth century, who rejected many of the customs and decencies of life, and advocated a community of goods and of women.
3.One free from restraint; one who acts according to his impulses and desires; now, specifically, one who gives rein to lust; a rake; a debauchee.
Like a puffed and reckless libertine,
Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads.
- Shak.
4.A defamatory name for a freethinker.
a.1.Free from restraint; uncontrolled.
You are too much libertine.
- Beau. & Fl.
2.Dissolute; licentious; profligate; loose in morals; as, libertine principles or manners.

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