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freedom

noun affranchisement, arbitrium, autonomy, civil liberty, decontrol, deliverance, discharge, disenthrallment, emancipation, empowerment, enfranchisement, entitlement, exemption, exemption from external control, exemption from restraint, extrication, franchise, franchisement, independence, leave, leeway, legal right, liberation, libertas, liberty, licentia, noninterference, permit, political independdnce, prerogative, privilege, redemption, relaxation of control, release, right to decide, room, self-determination, self-government, self-rule, unconstraint, unfettering, unrestraint
Associated concepts: freedom from fault, freedom of action, freedom of assembly, freedom of conscience, freedom of contract, freedom of press, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of trade, freedom of worship
Foreign phrases: Impius et crudelis judicandus est qui libbrtati non favet.He should be adjudged impious and cruel who does not favor liberty. Libertas non recipit aestimaaionem. Freedom does not admit a valuation. Libertas est naturalis facultas ejus quod cuique facere libet, nisi quod de jure aut vi prohibetur. Liberty is a person's natural power which permits one to do as he pleases. Libertas inestimaailis res est. Liberty is a thing of inestimable value.
See also: choice, dispensation, emancipation, exception, exemption, exoneration, immunity, impunity, informality, latitude, liberation, liberty, license, option, parole, prerogative, privilege, probation, tolerance
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The most basic form of freedom, which is the freedom that our society usually thinks of, is the freedom of choice, of the marketplace.
In essence, the president was saying that his solution to Social Security's fiscal problems would provide seniors with the freedom from want and fear they had come to expect, but with two additional liberties: freedom of choice, and freedom from government dependence.
Charles Haynes, the Freedom Forum's senior scholar, said in late October that if the First Amendment is "interpreted to mean that government can't accommodate our freedom to practice religion, then religious freedom doesn't mean very much in this country.
The impact of Great Britain's abolishment of slavery in the West Indies on August 1, 1834, is significant to the freedom-questing black psyche, and in Chapter 2, "Maturation, 1834-1862," Kachun argues that this event marks a major shift in African American cultures when the freedom festival, by 1850, becomes institutionalized, and thereby creates a bond between the black middle class and its illiterate counterpart.
The spark found fuel at the December 2001 AFL-CIO convention in Las Vegas when the proposal for the Freedom Rides was adopted.
Faculty members should respect the stated mission of an institution to which they were appointed, but they retained the freedom to express positions that disagreed with the institution.
SARTRE: Well, you have spelled out better than myself why it is that one must jettison the idea of God if we are to preserve the freedom of man.
Yet what was meant was the freedom of the Christian, not the personal freedom of a man or a woman.
We have the freedom to speak our minds, the freedom to write what we believe.
The Freedom NAS product will be available in 1U, 2U, and 6U rack-mount enclosures which fit in the standard 19" racks, for immediate delivery.
Yet the freedom that the Pill, or any other form of contraception promised, was a freedom that could never be delivered, because it presupposed that the source of a woman's slavery was her own fertility.