- to release from fetters.
- to free from restraint; liberate.
Origin of unfetter
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Examples from the Web for unfettered
Those are troubling numbers, for unfettered speech is not incidental to a flourishing society.How the PC Police Threaten Free Speech
January 9, 2015
Sxities icon Eugene McCarthy spent his final years warning about the negative impact of unfettered immigration.The Liberal Case Against Illegal Immigration
November 25, 2014
Conservatives should realize, though, what unfettered presidential power means.Obama’s ISIS War Is Illegal
Sen. Rand Paul
November 10, 2014
An unfettered Lagarde could parlay her stint managing crises in Washington for glittering new adventures.IMF Chief Lagarde Placed Under Formal Investigation in France
August 27, 2014
Republicans are always arguing that the free market, unfettered by government regulation, will make everything cheaper.Free Market Failure: Raising a Kid Is a Rigged Game in the USA
August 25, 2014
He is a lover of truth, and advocates the only way to arrive at it, which is by unfettered thought.
The Word of God might be useful in its way, but only as studied with unfettered thought.
His will, like his imagination, wanders free and unfettered.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune
Charles James Lever
All of this has been accomplished since the energies of men were unfettered.
As for the third, he was wounded, though not badly, and we left him unfettered.Sir Ludar
Talbot Baines Reed
- released from physical or mental bonds; unrestrained
- to release from fetters, bonds, etc
- to release from restraint or inhibition
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Word Origin and History for unfettered
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