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lībĕrātĭo , ōnis, f. libero,
I.a freeing or becoming free, a delivering, releasing, release, liberation.
I. In gen.: “ipsa liberatione et vacuitate omnis molestiae gaudemus,Cic. Fin. 1, 11, 37: “malorum,Quint. 5, 10, 33: “culpae,Cic. Lig. 1, 1: “rempublicam sub obtentu liberationis invadere,of setting it at liberty, Just. 5, 8, 12.—
II. In partic.
A. A discharge in a court of law, an acquittal: “libidinosissimae liberationes,Cic. Pis. 36, 87.—
B. In jurid. Lat., a discharge or release from debt, a payment: “liberationis verbum eandem vim habet quam solutionis,Dig. 50, 16, 47: “liberationem debitori legare,” i. e. remission, ib. 34, 3, 3; cf.: de liberatione legata, of releasing from a debt by last will or testament, ib. 34, tit. 3.
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