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Definition of FREEDOM

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Freedom \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. [1913 Webster]

              Made captive, yet deserving freedom more. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. Privileges; franchises; immunities.
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              Your charter and your caty's freedom. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. Exemption from necessity, in choise and action; as, the freedom of the will. [1913 Webster]

     4. Ease; facility; as, he speaks or acts with freedom. [1913 Webster]

     5. Frankness; openness; unreservedness.
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              I emboldened spake and freedom used.  --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     6. Improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum; license. [1913 Webster]

     7. Generosity; liberality. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     {Freedom fine}, a sum paid on entry to incorporations of trades.

     {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}.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

147 Moby Thesaurus words for "freedom": arrogance, artlessness, audaciousness, audacity, authority, authorization, autonomy, bigheartedness, blank check, bluffness, bluntness, boldness, bounteousness, bountifulness, bounty, brass, brazenness, broadness, brusqueness, candidness, candor, carte blanche, clarity, clear coast, clear road, compass, convenience, copyright, deliverance, deregulation, directness, discretion, dispensation, disrespect, ease, easiness, easy going, easy purse strings, effortlessness, emancipation, exemption, facileness, facility, favor, forthrightness, forwardness, franchise, frankness, free hand, free time, freehandedness, freeheartedness, freeness, gall, generosity, generousness, genuineness, givingness, goof-off time, graciousness, grant, great heart, greatheartedness, highroad, honesty, hospitality, idle hours, immunity, impertinence, impudence, independence, indulgence, ingenuousness, intelligibility, lack of hindrance, largeheartedness, largeness, largess, latitude, leisure, liberality, liberalness, liberation, liberty, license, magnanimity, manumission, margin, munificence, naturalness, nerve, odd moments, open hand, open heart, openhandedness, openheartedness, openness, outspokenness, patent, permission, plain dealing, plain sailing, plain speaking, plainness, plainspokenness, plane sailing, play, power, prerogative, presumption, presumptuousness, privilege, range, release, relief, repose, rest, retirement, right, roundness, royal road, scope, self-determination, self-direction, self-government, semiretirement, simplicity, sincerity, smooth road, smooth sailing, smoothness, spare time, special favor, straight sailing, straightforwardness, sweep, time, time to kill, time to spare, uncomplexity, uncomplicatedness, unconstraint, unreserve, unrestraint, unselfishness, warrant, welcome


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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