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Definition of "freedom" []

  • The condition of being free of restraints. (noun)
  • Liberty of the person from slavery, detention, or oppression. (noun)
  • Political independence. (noun)
  • Exemption from the arbitrary exercise of authority in the performance of a specific action; civil liberty: freedom of assembly. (noun)
  • Exemption from an unpleasant or onerous condition: freedom from want. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "freedom" in a sentence
  • "You have been promised land and freedom, but the counter-revolution will profit by the anarchy called forth by the Bolsheviki, and will deprive you of land and freedom…."
  • "The pivot, the medium of this construction of the personality, is working in freedom, in accordance with the natural wants of the inner life; thus _freedom in intellectual work_ is found to be the _basis of internal discipline_."
  • "British hens and stags pay a heavy price for the last night of freedom• Price for hen and stag nights soars to £100.25 per person • Alcohol accounts for a third of the total spend• 1 in 10 cheat on their partner during the last night of freedomBritish hen and stag revellers are paying an average of £100.25 per person to celebrate the last night of freedom, according to a new survey published today Tuesday 17 April 2007."