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free

(At no charge), adjective complimentary, costing nothing, costless, expenseless, for nothing, given, given away, gratis, gratuitous, gratuitus, not charged for, provided without charge, unbought, uncharged, unpaid, untaxed, without cost
Associated concepts: free on board

free

(Enjoying civil liberty), adjective autonomic, autonomous, democratic, emancipated, enjoying liberty, exempt from external authority, franchised, freed, independent, liberated, manumitted, not enslaved, not in bondage, not subject to regulation, reeoved from bondage, saved from bondage, self-directing, self-governing, self-ruling, sovereign, sua sponte, sua volunnate, unenslaved, unenthralled, unsubjected
Associated concepts: free access, free press, free speech
Foreign phrases: A piratis aut latronibus capti liberi perranent.Persons taken by robbers remain free.

free

(Not restricted), adjective at large, at liberty, cast loose, clear from, disengaged, immune from restriction, let out, liber, liberated, loose, privileged, solutus, unattached, unbound, unbridled, uncaught, unchained, unchecked, uncoerced, unconfined, uncurbed, unfastened, unfettered, unfixed, unhampered, unimpeded, unobstructed, unpent, unprevented, unqualified, unreined, unrestrained, unshackled, untied, untrammeled
Associated concepts: free and voluntary, free enterprise, free from encumbrances, free press, free speech

free

(Relieved from a burden), adjective absolved, clear, cleared, delivered, disburdened, discharged, disembarrassed, disencumbered, disengaged, disentangled, dismissed, excused, exempted, exonerated, immunis, pardoned, paroled, quit of, ransomed, re liber, released, relieved, reprieved, rescued, rid, saved, set free, spared, unencumbered, unimpeded, vacuus
Associated concepts: free and clear, free from fault

free

verb absolve, acquit, affranchise, clear, come to the rescue, deliver, deliver from bondage, disburden, discharge, disembroil, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, disenthrall, dismiss, emancipate, enfranchise, exculpate, excuse, exempt, eximere, exonerate, extricate, forgive, franchise, give a reerieve, give absolution, grant a reprieve, grant amnesty, grant pardon, let escape, let go, let loose, let out, let out of prison, liberare, liberate, manumit, pardon, parole, privilege, purge, ransom, redeem, release, release from restraint, remit, rescue, save, set at large, set at liberty, set free, solvere, turn loose, unbind, unburden, unchain, unfasten, unfix, unimprison, unleash, unmanacle, unshackle, untie, vindicate
See also: absolve, alleviate, autonomous, clear, competitive, condone, discharge, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, disenthrall, dissociate, empty, enfranchise, exculpate, excuse, exempt, extricate, generous, gratis, gratuitous, immune, independent, liberal, liberate, licentious, open, parole, passable, philanthropic, promiscuous, release, relieve, remit, rescue, salacious, sovereign, spontaneous, unbound, unencumbered, unlimited, unpaid, unrestrained, unrestricted, unsolicited, vacant, void, voluntary

free

of a person, having personal rights or liberty; not enslaved or confined. Of property, not subject to payment of rent or performance of services (freehold) or not subject to any burden or charge, such as a mortgage or lien (unencumbered ).
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During the first period of my captivity I vowed that if anyone should free me before a hundred years were passed, I would make him rich even after his death.
I know, and you know, that were I once dead you could and would set free my immortal spirit, even as you did my poor Lucy's.
He now felt so glad to be free from his own lawlessness and to submit his will to those who knew the indubitable truth.
It might not be much harm on parade, except to worry and fatigue them; but how would it be in a bayonet charge against the enemy, when they want the free use of every muscle, and all their strength thrown forward?
It was on his grave, my friends, that I resolved, before God, that I would never own another slave, while it was possible to free him; that nobody, through me, should ever run the risk of being parted from home and friends, and dying on a lonely plantation, as he died.
Well, I can tell you it made me all over trembly and feverish, too, to hear him, because I begun to get it through my head that he WAS most free -- and who was to blame for it?
In a year I buy her free again; she'll keep that in mind, and it'll reconcile her.
I am free to say that, in your place, I should throw the MS.
I should never have come home again out of the great wild wood if I had not come to an iron stove, to whom I have had to promise that I will go back to free him and marry him
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
In the fourth article of the Confederation, it is declared "that the FREE INHABITANTS of each of these States, paupers, vagabonds, and fugitives from justice, excepted, shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of FREE CITIZENS in the several States; and THE PEOPLE of each State shall, in every other, enjoy all the privileges of trade and commerce," etc.
By freedom is meant, under the present bourgeois conditions of production, free trade, free selling and buying.