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9 definitions found
 for freedom
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;
        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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  freedom
      n 1: the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or
           think without externally imposed restraints
      2: immunity from an obligation or duty [syn: exemption,
         freedom]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Freedom
     The law of Moses pointed out the cases in which the servants of
     the Hebrews were to receive their freedom (Ex. 21:2-4, 7, 8;
     Lev. 25:39-42, 47-55; Deut. 15:12-18). Under the Roman law the
     "freeman" (ingenuus) was one born free; the "freedman"
     (libertinus) was a manumitted slave, and had not equal rights
     with the freeman (Acts 22:28; comp. Acts 16:37-39; 21:39; 22:25;
     25:11, 12).
     

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  FREEDOM, Liberty; the right to do what is not forbidden by law. Freedom does 
  not preclude the idea of subjection to law; indeed, it presupposes the 
  existence of some legislative provision, the observance of which insures 
  freedom to us, by securing the like observance from others. 2 Har. Cond. L. 
  R. 208. 
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  FREEDOM, n.  Exemption from the stress of authority in a beggarly half
  dozen of restraint's infinite multitude of methods.  A political
  condition that every nation supposes itself to enjoy in virtual
  monopoly.  Liberty.  The distinction between freedom and liberty is
  not accurately known; naturalists have never been able to find a
  living specimen of either.
  
      Freedom, as every schoolboy knows,
          Once shrieked as Kosciusko fell;
      On every wind, indeed, that blows
              I hear her yell.
  
      She screams whenever monarchs meet,
          And parliaments as well,
      To bind the chains about her feet
              And toll her knell.
  
      And when the sovereign people cast
          The votes they cannot spell,
      Upon the pestilential blast
              Her clamors swell.
  
      For all to whom the power's given
          To sway or to compel,
      Among themselves apportion Heaven
              And give her Hell.
                                                            Blary O'Gary
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Freedom, CA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in California
     Population (2000):    6000
     Housing Units (2000): 1619
     Land area (2000):     1.339288 sq. miles (3.468739 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.339288 sq. miles (3.468739 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            25576
     Located within:       California (CA), FIPS 06
     Location:             36.940452 N, 121.789376 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     95019
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Freedom, CA
      Freedom
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Freedom, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    271
     Housing Units (2000): 129
     Land area (2000):     0.348896 sq. miles (0.903637 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.348896 sq. miles (0.903637 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            27850
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             36.769179 N, 99.113415 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     73842
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Freedom, OK
      Freedom
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Freedom, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    1763
     Housing Units (2000): 731
     Land area (2000):     0.590739 sq. miles (1.530006 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.128199 sq. miles (0.332035 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.718938 sq. miles (1.862041 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            27712
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             40.684316 N, 80.251667 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     15042
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Freedom, PA
      Freedom
  

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