born free, rather than in slavery, bondage, or vassalage.
pertaining to or befitting persons born free.
Origin of freeborn
First recorded in 1300–50, freeborn
is from the Middle English
word freborn, freeborn.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for free-born
Historical Examples of free-born
Yet he was a free-born son of Athens, from a family of painters.
For there they bear higher sway than the free-born, nay, higher than the nobles.
All free-born persons, however, were without exception released by Lysander.
I have fourteen free-born souls, I tell you, under my single roof, and how are we to live?
Why, bless your soul, do you not see he has only slaves and I have free-born souls to feed?
British Dictionary definitions for free-born
not born in slavery
of, relating to, or suitable for people not born in slavery
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Word Origin and History for free-born
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