Freedom

Free"dom

(fr"dm), n. [AS. fredm; frefree + -dom. See Free, and -dom.] 1. The state of being free; exemption from the power and control of another; liberty; independence.
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Made captive, yet deserving freedom more.
Milton.
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2. Privileges; franchises; immunities.
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Your charter and your caty's freedom.
Shak.
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3. Exemption from necessity, in choise and action; as, the freedom of the will.
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4. Ease; facility; as, he speaks or acts with freedom.
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5. Frankness; openness; unreservedness.
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I emboldened spake and freedom used.
Milton.
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6. Improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum; license.
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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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