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lībĕrātĭo, ōnis, f. [libero], a freeing or becoming free, a delivering, releasing, release, liberation.

  1. 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.
  2. II. In partic.
    1. A. A discharge in a court of law, an acquittal: libidinosissimae liberationes, Cic. Pis. 36, 87.
    2. 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.