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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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And when one looks at the actual situation, it is difficult to argue that free trade can be the primary objective of NAFTA, since trade between the three signatory nations has already been virtually freed of protection.
Formidable as these forces were, Scully argues, slave and freed women were not merely acted upon.
Miscegenation was not unusual in the provincial capital, and the children born of these unions were often freed, acknowledged and educated by their white fathers.