"Exemption or release from slavery or imprisonment"
(lit. & fig.)
THE NEW SHORTER OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY, Lesley Brown Oxford University Press 1993.
"The state or condition of being free"
World Book Dictionary, World Book Inc. 233 North Michigan Avenue Chicago IL USA 1984.
“the power or right to act, speak, or think freely. The state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint. He won his freedom after a retrial.”
The Random House Dictionary of the English Language second edition unabridged STUART BERG FLRXNER editor and Chief LEONORE CRARY HAUCK MANAGING EDITOR RANDOM HOUSE NEW YORK
“The quality or state of being free: a: the quality or state of not being coerced or constrained by fate, necesisity or circumstances in one’s choices or actions<the philosophical implications of the play theory are found in its opposition of-and necessity. of spontancity and order John Dewey>”
Webster’s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged Philip Babcock Gove, Ph.D. and the Merriam-Webster Editorial Staff Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 1993
“1: the quality or state of being free: as a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action b: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another : independence c: the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous <freedom from care> d: ease, facility <spoke the language with freedom> e: the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken <answered with freedom> f: improper familiarity g: boldness of conception or execution h: unrestricted use <gave h the freedom of their home>”
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"The state of being free or liberated"
Black’s Law Dictionary, Eight Edition, Bryan A. Garner (West Group, 2004).
“The state of being free; liberty; self-determination; absence of restraint ; the opposite of slavery. The power of acting, in the character of a moral personality, according to the dictates of the will, without other check, hindrance, or prohibition than such as may be imposed by just and necessary laws and the duties of social life. The prevalence, in the government and constitution of a country, of such a system of laws and institutions as secure civil liberty to the individual citizen.”
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.
Bouvier’s Law Dictionary SIXTH EDITION John Bouvier PHILADELPHIA CHILDS & PETERSON, 124 ARCH STREET 1856
“1. Being free, e.g.: a the absence of necessity or constraint in choice or action. b liberation from slavery, bondage, imprisonment, or restraint.
Freedom is a state of liberty, guaranteed by the law to the extent that it bestows personal freedoms (of thought, speech, assembly etc) on the individual and protects physical freedom from assault by others or by agents of the state. Freedom of the individual exists within society when the only restraints serve to prevent harm to other individuals- Geoffery Robertson”
The PENGUIN COMPLETE ENGLISH DICTIONARY Robert Allen Editor, 80 Strand ,London 2006
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"the state or quality of being free"; esp.,
a. exemption or liberation from the control of some other person or some arbitrary power; liberty; independence
b. exemption from arbitrary restrictions on a specified civil right; civil or political liberty freedom of speech
c. exemption or immunity from a specified obligation, discomfort, etc. freedom from want
d. exemption or release from imprisonment
e. a being able to act, move, use, etc. without hindrance or restraint to have the freedom of the house
f. a being able of itself to choose or determine action freely freedom of the will
g. ease of movement or performance; facility
h. a being free from the usual rules, patterns, etc.
i. frankness or easiness of manner; sometimes, an excessive frankness or familiarity”
a. Exemption or release from slavery or imprisonment; personal liberty. + letter of freedom: a document emancipating a slave.
C1230 Hali Meid 5 Nis ha penne sariliche. .akast & in to pewdom idrahen, pat fram se muchel hehscipe & se seli freedom schal lahe in to monnes pewdom. 1382 Wyclif Deut.XV. 13 And whom with freedam thow 3yuest, thou shat not suffer to goon awey voyd. 1596 SPENCER F.Q. Untill his owne true love his freedome grained. 1613 PURCHAS Pligimage (1614) 295 They will write any thing for monie, as letters of freedome for servants to runne away from their Masters. 1659 D. COWPER Charity 172 Niether age nor force Can quell the love of freedom in a hourse. 1880 E. KIRKE Garfield 38 Face to face with the alarming truth that we must lose our own freedom or grant it to the slave.
b. fig. Liberation from the bondage of sin.
c. 1050 Byrthferh’s Handboc in Anglia (1885) VIII. 320 Wilnigenge mid pissum peowdome, cumin to ecum fredome. 1340 Ayenb. 86 pe oper uridom is pe ilke pet habbep of dyeule. 1526 Pilgr. Perf.(W. De W. 1531) 4b, From the thraldom of the princes of the world to the fredome of glory &kyngdome of god.
THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY SECOND EDITION Volume VI Prepared by J.A. SIMPSON and E.S.C WEINER CLARENDON PRESS. OXFORD Oxford University Press198
"Primarily, the state of those who are not slaves"
The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Abingdon Press, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. 1962
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