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free world

noun (often initial capital letters)
  1. the nations of the world that function chiefly under democratic and capitalistic systems rather than under totalitarianism or Communism.
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Origin of free world

First recorded in 1945–50
Related formsfree-world, adjective
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Examples from the Web for free world

Historical Examples of free world

  • They have a dual character: strengthening the bloc and weakening the free-world powers.

    East-West Trade Trends

    Harold E. Stassen

  • This provides Moscow with a comprehensive picture of the bargaining strengths and weaknesses of free-world traders.

    East-West Trade Trends

    Harold E. Stassen

  • It was pointed out that these objectives have a dual character: strengthening the bloc and weakening the free-world powers.

    East-West Trade Trends

    Harold E. Stassen

  • When the Russians abruptly disappear from markets, free-world importers turn to free-world sources to make up the difference.

    East-West Trade Trends

    Harold E. Stassen

  • The new direction also took into account, even more than ever, the economic and political problems of free-world countries.

    East-West Trade Trends

    Harold E. Stassen


British Dictionary definitions for free world

Free World

noun
  1. the Free World the non-Communist countries collectively, esp those that are actively anti-Communist
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