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LIBERATE, English practice. A writ which issues on lands, tenements, and chattels, being returned under an extent on a statute staple, commanding the sheriff to deliver them to the plaintiff, by the extent and appraisement mentioned in the writ of extent, and in the sheriff's return thereto. See Com dig. Statute Staple, D 6.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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They rarely included overt sexual imagery and, while some included a news section, the broad-based radical politics of the earlier liberationists now gave way to news coverage around issues of direct concern to the gay community and a bar-attending readership--such as law reform, police harassment, street violence and, from 1983, the AIDS epidemic.
Vera brings women and their concerns to the centre of her narratives, contesting their marginalization and erasure from the patriarchal grand narratives of Zimbabwean liberationist history while at the same time examining the continual violence and social dislocation within her society.
Although Republican feminists had not constructed the low-key approach alone, the potential for Republican legislative support had encouraged liberal feminists to control radical and liberationist elements of the movement.
Yet, there may seem, for most animal liberationists, something odd and unsettling about advocating a speciesist liberation, odd in the same sense that an argument for racist black liberation or a sexist women's liberation movement might seem unsettling.
In fact, where has the middle class learned about the blessings of liberationist ideals?
By this standard he determined whether black religious ideas and institutions adhered to their liberationist mandate.
By the mid-1970s, a 'liberationist' perspective largely replaced an assimilationist logic and promoted an agenda that claimed to work for the sexual liberation of all, both homosexual and heterosexual, and the eradication of distinctive, exclusively gay spaces.
From his liberationist perspective, the author also dismisses all criticism that, as he sees it, "deny the social reality of literature ...
To my mind, these developments are a measure of how far the insights of the 1960s went, and how live a nerve the liberationist movements have struck.
And invariably be would make a proposal: "Well, let's just try it and see if you like it." He saw himself as some sort of a self-styled sexual liberationist.
But as Berry realizes, the doctrine of the autonomous self is in the ascendant, and not only among "certain liberationist intellectuals" and other elites.