Lib"er*tine, a. [L. libertinus
of a freedman: cf. F. libertin. See Libertine,
n. ] 1. Free from restraint;
You are too much libertine.
Beau. & Fl.
2. Dissolute; licentious; profligate; loose
in morals; as, libertine principles or manners.
Lib"er*tine (-tĭn), n. [L.
libertinus freedman, from libertus one made free, fr.
liber free: cf. F. libertin. See Liberal.]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) A manumitted slave; a
freedman; also, the son of a freedman.
2. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect of
Anabaptists, in the fifteenth and early part of the sixteenth
century, who rejected many of the customs and decencies of life, and
advocated a community of goods and of women.
3. One free from restraint; one who acts
according to his impulses and desires; now, specifically, one who
gives rein to lust; a rake; a debauchee.
Like a puffed and reckless libertine,
Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads.
4. A defamatory name for a freethinker.