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Meaning of FREEDOM

Pronunciation:  'freedum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints
  2. [n]  immunity from an obligation or duty

FREEDOM is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: exemption
 See Also: academic freedom, amnesty, civil liberty, diplomatic immunity, enfranchisement, free rein, freedom of the seas, grandfather clause, immunity, impunity, indemnity, independence, independency, liberty, play, political liberty, state, unsusceptibility



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Free"dom\ (fr[=e]"d[u^]m), n. [AS. fre['o]d[=o]m;
fre['o]free + -dom. See {Free}, and {-dom}.]
1. The state of being free; exemption from the power and
   control of another; liberty; independence.

         Made captive, yet deserving freedom more. --Milton.

2. Privileges; franchises; immunities.

         Your charter and your caty's freedom. --Shak.

3. Exemption from necessity, in choise and action; as, the
   freedom of the will.

4. Ease; facility; as, he speaks or acts with freedom.

5. Frankness; openness; unreservedness.

         I emboldened spake and freedom used.  --Milton.

6. Improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum;

7. Generosity; liberality. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{Freedom fine}, a sum paid on entry to incorporations of

{Freedom of the city}, the possession of the rights and
   privileges of a freeman of the city; formerly often, and
   now occasionally, conferred on one not a resident, as a
   mark of honorary distinction for public services.

Syn: See {Liberty}.

Easton Bible Dictionary

The law of Moses pointed out the cases in which the servants of the Hebrews were to receive their freedom (Ex. 21:2-4, 7, 8; Lev. 25:39-42, 47-55; Deut. 15:12-18). Under the Roman law the "freeman" (ingenuus) was one born free; the "freedman" (libertinus) was a manumitted slave, and had not equal rights with the freeman (Acts 22:28; comp. Acts 16:37-39; 21:39; 22:25; 25:11, 12).

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