freedom of the press


noun

the right to publish newspapers, magazines, and other printed matter without governmental restriction and subject only to the laws of libel, obscenity, sedition, etc.

Nearby words

  1. freedom of association,
  2. freedom of information act,
  3. freedom of religion,
  4. freedom of speech,
  5. freedom of the city,
  6. freedom of the seas,
  7. freedom ride,
  8. freedom rider,
  9. freedom riders,
  10. freedomites

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Culture definitions for freedom of the press

freedom of the press

The right to circulate opinions in print without censorship by the government. Americans enjoy freedom of the press under the First Amendment (see also First Amendment) to the Constitution.

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