Word definition: freedom

Defiintion of freedom:

[n] the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints
[n] immunity from an obligation or duty

Synonyms of freedom:

exemption

Antonyms of freedom:


See Also:

academic freedom, amnesty, civil liberty, diplomatic immunity, enfranchisement, free rein, freedom of the seas, grandfather clause, immunity, impunity, indemnity, independence, independency, liberty, play, political liberty, state, unsusceptibility

Webster Dictionary (1913) for 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.

         Made captive, yet deserving freedom more. --Milton.

2. Privileges; franchises; immunities.

         Your charter and your caty's freedom. --Shak.

3. Exemption from necessity, in choise and action; as, the
   freedom of the will.

4. Ease; facility; as, he speaks or acts with freedom.

5. Frankness; openness; unreservedness.

         I emboldened spake and freedom used.  --Milton.

6. Improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum;
   license.

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

{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}.