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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 free·dom /ˈfridəm/

From: Network Terminology


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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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).