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|Buddhist Dictionary by NYANATILOKA MAHATHERA|
|paññā-vimutti：'deliverance through wisdom' （or understanding'），signifies，according to Com．to A．V，142，the wisdom associated with the fruition of holiness （Arahatta-phala）．In Pug．31 and similarly in M．70，it is said：A monk may not have reached in his own person the 8 liberations （=jhāna，q．v．），but through his wisdom the cankers have come to extinction in him．Such a person is called wisdom-liberated＂ （paññā-vimutta）．- Com．to Pug．：He may be one of five persons：either a practiser of bare insight （sukkha-vipassako，q．v．），or one who has attained to Holiness after rising from one of the absorptions．＂ See S．XII，7（）．
The term is often linked with ceto-vimutti （q．v．），'deliverance of mind'．