KJV Dictionary Definition: libertine


LIB'ERTINE, n. L. libertinus, from liber, free.

1. Among the Romans, a freedman; a person manumitted or set free from legal servitude.

2. One unconfined; one free from restraint.

3. A man who lives without restraint of the animal passion; one who indulges his lust without restraint; one who leads a dissolute, licentious life; a rake; a debauchee.

LIB'ERTINE, a. Licentious; dissolute; not under the restraint of law or religion; as libertine principles; a libertine life.



1. State of a freedman. Little used.

2. Licentiousness of opinion and practice; an unrestrained indulgence of lust; debauchery; lewdness.