freeman

[ free-muh n ]
/ ˈfri mən /

noun, plural free·men.

a person who is free; a person who enjoys personal, civil, or political liberty.
a person who enjoys or is entitled to citizenship, franchise, or other special privilege: a freeman of a city.

Origin of freeman

before 1000; Middle English freman, Old English frēoman. See free, man1

Related forms

non·free·man, noun, plural non·free·men.

Definition for freeman (2 of 2)

Freeman

[ free-muh n ]
/ ˈfri mən /

noun

Douglas Sou·thall [sou-th awl] /ˈsaʊ ðɔl/, 1886–1953, U.S. journalist and biographer.
Edward Augustus,1823–92, English historian.
Mary E(leanor Wilkins),1862–1930, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for freeman (1 of 2)

freeman

/ (ˈfriːmən) /

noun plural -men

a person who is not a slave or in bondage
a person who enjoys political and civil liberties; citizen
a person who enjoys a privilege or franchise, such as the freedom of a city

British Dictionary definitions for freeman (2 of 2)

Freeman

/ (ˈfriːmən) /

noun

Cathy, full name Catherine Astrid Salome Freeman . born 1973, Australian sprinter; winner of the 200m and 400m in the 1994 Commonwealth Games and the 400m in the 2000 Olympic Games
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