- born free, rather than in slavery, bondage, or vassalage.
- pertaining to or befitting persons born free.
Origin of freeborn
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Examples from the Web for freeborn
I hope Mother Jones isn't insinuating that freeborn Americans may no longer even ask questions.Why Shouldn't Conservatives Ask if Obama's a Communist or Nazi or All the Above?
September 25, 2012
He is a freeborn Roman, and is not to be done away with as a slave.Nicanor - Teller of Tales
C. Bryson Taylor
They are a freeborn, manly people and love the boundless steppe.From Pole to Pole
Sven Anders Hedin
"A mere Jesuitical distinction," said Freeborn with emotion.
Mr. Freeborn suspended his breakfast operations, and sat back in his chair.
All this was very unfair on Freeborn, though he had provoked it.
- not born in slavery
- of, relating to, or suitable for people not born in slavery
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