One who advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state.(noun)
One who believes in free will.(noun)
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Use "libertarian" in a sentence
"I think the term libertarian encompasses both anarchists and so-called "minarchists.""
"Is the term libertarian so broad that it includes anarchists?"
"I realize that simply saying “liberarian” is probably clearer both in your mind and to most of your readers, however: 1. Outside of the U.S. the term libertarian has generally not refered only to those with a right-wing conception of property rights, and left-libertarians are gaining greater prominence in the U.S. as well."