Definition of liberty of the subject in English:

liberty of the subject

noun

British
  • The rights of a subject under constitutional rule.

    ‘the continued liberty of the subject demands vigilance on the part of the judges’
    • ‘With respect, that must be right and not least because the liberty of the subject is involved in such cases.’
    • ‘The Master of the Rolls said that as committal orders involved the liberty of the subject, it was particularly important that the relevant rules were duly complied with.’
    • ‘This is a matter involving the liberty of the subject and may have even more dramatic consequences and it is at least arguable that the court was just stating a blanket rule.’
    • ‘If an application for expedition is successful, it means that another application, including those applications concerned with the liberty of the subject, must lose its relative priority.’
    • ‘The sub-section was framed as it is in order to preserve the liberty of the subject and the subject's privacy and must be given full effect.’
    • ‘If your Honour pleases, this is a matter involving the liberty of the subject.’
    • ‘The remedy of habeas corpus and the tort of false imprisonment are important constitutional safeguards of the liberty of the subject against the executive.’
    • ‘Extradition, affecting as it does the liberty of the subject, can only take place by statutory authority.’
    • ‘Secondly, we are not concerned here with the protection of the liberty of the subject, which is seldom outweighed by any other considerations of public interest.’