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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Free·dom n.
 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.]
 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.