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 for Freedom fine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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