freeborn

[ free-bawrn ]
/ ˈfriˌbɔrn /
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. freeboard deck,
  2. freeboard length,
  3. freeboot,
  4. freebooter,
  5. freebooty,
  6. freecooling,
  7. freecycle,
  8. freediving,
  9. freedman,
  10. freedmen's bureau

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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Word Origin and History for free-born

free-born

adj.

mid-14c., from free (adj.) + born.

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