Friday, June 29, 2012

Word power - LIBERTINE

Word power this week is LIBERTINE.  What does it mean?

Libertine is a noun -

1.  One who acts without moral restraints.

2.  A dissolute person.

3.  One who defies established religious rules of action or conduct.

4.  A freethinker.

5.  An immoral person.

The word libertine is derived from the Roman mythological figure "Liber" meaning 'free'.  Also known as "Liber Pater" (the free father), was a god of viticulture and wine, fertility and freedom.

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Would you like to be a libertine?

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