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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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He was also instrumental in the evolution of Sydney's Mardi Gras after initially opposing its original, more overt, liberationist agenda.
In contrast to the "respectable" women of the LWV and administrative commissions were pockets of liberationists active in scattered enclaves around the state.
Three distinctive styles of doing ethics have emerged since: 1) comparative religious ethics; 2) character or virtue ethics; and 3) liberationist ethics.
Of the six formulations he attempts, only one he thinks liberationists should reject, namely, that any and all human interests trump any and all animal interests solely on the basis that those human interests belong to humans.
The most vital "movements" were the varieties of liberationist theology and, as D.
This argument, which I call the "debunking argument," has attracted much attention because so-called "liberationists" like Singer and Unger aim to use the argument in order to support very strong normative claims.
Liberationists eschewed the co-operative and more moderate approaches practised by assimilationist organizations in favour of a more publicly militant and unapologetic agenda.
Although neo-Reformationists, liberationists, and postmodernists tend to emphasize their differences with liberalism, they share its commitments to open-ended inquiry and modern criticism.
In chapters 3 and 4, Burdick shifts his analytic lens to the women's issues neglected by Catholic traditionalists and liberationists alike--the elimination of "gender inequity" and "sexual violence in the home" and support for women's "reproductive rights" (57).
In the 1980s and 1990s some theologians within the liberationist tradition who worked at indigenous think tanks began to rediscover the value of culture, which many missionaries and liberation theologians had previously ignored.
With gender universalism as their ideology, white women's liberationists could depart the new left without giving up their sense of themselves as radical and oppositional.
And, in what I found the most interesting piece of this history, the Young Lords, the Puerto Rican activist group founded in Chicago in 1968, seemed to listen to everybody--Black Panthers, Women's Liberationists, abortion activists, the whole pantheon of voices--and put together a sensible, feminist, community-based call for reproductive rights.