freedom


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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
References in classic literature ?
I'll go and see what can be done," he said feebly, with a sidelong impulse towards the opening and freedom.
It is like death, without death's quiet privilege, --its freedom from mortal care.
It lasted while this visitant, at all events--and there was a touch of the strange freedom, as I remember, in the sign of familiarity of his wearing no hat--seemed to fix me, from his position, with just the question, just the scrutiny through the fading light, that his own presence provoked.
T was something like the burst from death to life; From the grave's cerements to the robes of heaven; From sin's dominion, and from passion's strife, To the pure freedom of a soul forgiven; Where all the bonds of death and hell are riven, And mortal puts on immortality, When Mercy's hand hath turned the golden key, And Mercy's voice hath said, Rejoice, thy soul is free.
You, too, publish your declaration of freedom with danger compassing you around.
Today, a generation raised in the shadows of the Cold War assumes new responsibilities in a world warmed by the sunshine of freedom, but threatened still by ancient hatreds and new plagues.
We observe today not a victory of party but a celebration of freedom.
Having thus provided myself with these maxims, and having placed them in reserve along with the truths of faith, which have ever occupied the first place in my belief, I came to the conclusion that I might with freedom set about ridding myself of what remained of my opinions.
We Communists have been reproached with the desire of abolishing the right of personally acquiring property as the fruit of a man's own labour, which property is alleged to be the groundwork of all personal freedom, activity and independence.
Their voices were like the stirring tones of a trumpet arousing the country to defend its freedom.
A ship in dock, surrounded by quays and the walls of warehouses, has the appearance of a prisoner meditating upon freedom in the sadness of a free spirit put under restraint.
When I tore myself out of the negro's grasp as he sank into the well-hole; I realised what freedom meant.