freeborn

[ free-bawrn ]
/ ˈfriˌbɔrn /

adjective

born free, rather than in slavery, bondage, or vassalage.
pertaining to or befitting persons born free.

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Origin of freeborn

First recorded in 1300–50, freeborn is from the Middle English word freborn, freeborn. See free, born
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British Dictionary definitions for free-born

freeborn
/ (ˈfriːˌbɔːn) /

adjective

not born in slavery
of, relating to, or suitable for people not born in slavery
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