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noun:  freedom

1)  the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.

   "we do have some freedom of choice"

2)  absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government.

   "he was a champion of Irish freedom"

   synonyms:   independence, self-government, self-determination, self-rule, home rule, sovereignty, nonalignment, autonomy; democracy

               "revolution was the only path to freedom"

   antonyms:   dependence

3)  the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.

   "the shark thrashed its way to freedom"

   synonyms:   liberty, liberation, release, deliverance, delivery, discharge;

               literary:  disenthrallment;
               historical: manumission

               "a desperate bid for freedom"

   antonyms:   captivity

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noun:  freedom

4)  the state of being physically unrestricted and able to move easily.

   "the shorts have a side split for freedom of movement"

5)  the state of not being subject to or affected by (a particular undesirable thing).

   noun: freedom from;   plural noun: freedom froms

   "government policies to achieve freedom from want"

   synonyms:   exemption, immunity, dispensation; impunity

  "freedom from local political accountability"

   antonyms:   liability

6)  the power of self-determination attributed to the will; the quality of being independent of fate or necessity.

   synonyms:   right, entitlement, privilege, prerogative; scope, latitude, leeway, flexibility, space, breathing space, room, elbow room; license, leave, free rein, a free hand, carte blanche, a blank check

  "freedom to choose your course of treatment"

   antonyms:   restriction

7)  unrestricted use of something.

   "the dog is happy having the freedom of the house when we are out"

8)  archaic

   familiarity or openness in speech or behavior.

   plural noun:  freedoms


   Old English:   frēodōm   (see free, -dom).


Happy 'Freedom Day' people!


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