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[freed-woo m-uh n] /ˈfridˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural freedwomen.
a woman who has been freed from slavery.
Origin of freedwoman
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70; freed + woman Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Horace is the only one who celebrated a freedwoman in some of his odes.

    The Satyricon, Complete Petronius Arbiter
  • The chastity of a slave or a freedwoman or even a foreigner, was of no value.

  • Some measure of the situation may be taken from what befell when the freedwoman Claudia Acte became the mistress of Nero.

  • Thou art no more a slave, but the freedwoman of the Empress Valeria.

    Valeria William Henry Withrow
  • As my freedwoman, you will, of course, bear my name with your own.

    Valeria William Henry Withrow
  • M. Abudius Luminaris, who raises this monument, had married his own freedwoman; “Patronus idemque conjux.”

  • She wrote a few words also, committing care over Lygia to Nero's freedwoman, Acte.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • A freedwoman had roused superstitious fear in the heart of a daughter of the Cæsars!

    "Unto Caesar" Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • But with a gesture of savage pride the freedwoman tore herself away from Nola.

    "Unto Caesar" Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Many questions were needed to draw this much from the freedwoman, for she spoke but little.

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