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Definition of "libertinage" [lib•er•tin•age]

  • Libertinism. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "libertinage" in a sentence
  • "He wrote of some Frenchmen and Indians as living in a state that he called libertinage and license, which was in his thinking the vice of liberty and the anarchy of selfishness, egoism, personal autonomy, and individual self-seeking."
  • "One of the words Brown uses most often in private to describe the Tory leader is "libertarian": a word that conveys his belief that Cameron's "compassionate conservatism" is mere window-dressing, but also hints at a decadent strain of Tory libertinage, drug-taking and yacht-fondling."
  • "In other words, it has led to post-hippy, postmodern anarchy and libertinage -- or to various forms of secular-government religions such as national socialism, fascism, and communism."