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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  freedom 
  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  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Freedom,  CA  (CDP,  FIPS  25576) 
  Location:  36.94003  N,  121.78932  W 
  Population  (1990):  8361  (2374  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  95019 
  Freedom,  IN 
  Zip  code(s):  47431 
  Freedom,  ME 
  Zip  code(s):  04941 
  Freedom,  NH 
  Zip  code(s):  03836 
  Freedom,  NY 
  Zip  code(s):  14065 
  Freedom,  OK  (town,  FIPS  27850) 
  Location:  36.76652  N,  99.11256  W 
  Population  (1990):  264  (147  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  73842 
  Freedom,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  27712) 
  Location:  40.68465  N,  80.25336  W 
  Population  (1990):  1897  (774  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.3  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  15042 
  Freedom,  WY 
  Zip  code(s):  83120 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Freedom 
  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). 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  FREEDOM,  n.  Exemption  from  the  stress  of  authority  in  a  beggarly  half 
  dozen  of  restraint's  infinite  multitude  of  methods.  A  political 
  condition  that  every  nation  supposes  itself  to  enjoy  in  virtual 
  monopoly.  Liberty.  The  distinction  between  freedom  and  liberty  is 
  not  accurately  known  naturalists  have  never  been  able  to  find  a 
  living  specimen  of  either 
 
  Freedom,  as  every  schoolboy  knows 
  Once  shrieked  as  Kosciusko  fell; 
  On  every  wind,  indeed,  that  blows 
  I  hear  her  yell. 
 
  She  screams  whenever  monarchs  meet 
  And  parliaments  as  well 
  To  bind  the  chains  about  her  feet 
  And  toll  her  knell. 
 
  And  when  the  sovereign  people  cast 
  The  votes  they  cannot  spell, 
  Upon  the  pestilential  blast 
  Her  clamors  swell. 
 
  For  all  to  whom  the  power's  given 
  To  sway  or  to  compel, 
  Among  themselves  apportion  Heaven 
  And  give  her  Hell. 
  Blary  O'Gary 
 
 




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