Meaning of FREEDOM in English


■ noun

1》 the power or right to act, speak, or think freely.

↘the state of having free will.

2》 the state of being free.

↘unrestricted use of something.

3》 ( ~ from ) the state of not being subject to or affected by (something undesirable).

4》 Brit. a special privilege or right of access, especially that of full citizenship of a particular city given to a public figure as an honour: he accepted the ~ of the City of Glasgow.

5》 archaic familiarity or openness in speech or behaviour.


OE frēodōm (see free , -dom ).

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