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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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The 2015 Index of Economic Freedom, released by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal, ranked Bahrain on top of the freest economies in the Middle East and North Africa region and the first among the GCC (GDN, February 2).
6 and the economy is 121st freest in the 2015 Index.
ISLAMABAD -- Hong Kong continued to be the world's freest economy, despite a slight drop in total score from last year said Hong Kong government.
3, making its economy the 82nd freest in the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom, an annual guide published by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation.
The Turkish Journalists' Union (TGC) released a written statement earlier this month in reply to Erdoy-an's claims that the Turkish media is the freest in the world, saying, "We are unhappy being the freest media in the West.
Hong Kong: Hong Kong yesterday retained the title of the world's freest economy for the twentieth year in a row, with rival Singapore closing the gap between the two cities.
Kenya has remained democratic since its independence and enjoys one of the freest and most vigorous presses on the continent.
The world's freest economy is Hong Kong followed by Singapore and New Zealand, while the worst grades have been awarded to Congo, Myanmar and Venezuela.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Siamak Marreh Sedq, who represents the Jewish community at the Iranian Parliament, lashed out at the western media for their false reports on the lack of religious freedom in Iran, stressing that the country is one of the freest in the world.
On average, the poorest 10% of people in the freest nations are more than twice as prosperous as the average population of the countries with the least economic freedom.
Summary: Considered to be one of the freest economies in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, Bahrain's gross domestic product (GDP) has grown more than six per cent annually during the past five years.