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freeborn

[free-bawrn]
adjective
  1. born free, rather than in slavery, bondage, or vassalage.
  2. 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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Examples from the Web for freeborn

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  • He is a freeborn Roman, and is not to be done away with as a slave.

  • 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.

    Loss and Gain

    John Henry Newman

  • Mr. Freeborn suspended his breakfast operations, and sat back in his chair.

    Loss and Gain

    John Henry Newman

  • All this was very unfair on Freeborn, though he had provoked it.

    Loss and Gain

    John Henry Newman


British Dictionary definitions for freeborn

freeborn

adjective
  1. not born in slavery
  2. of, relating to, or suitable for people not born in slavery
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