- 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
- 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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Examples from the Web for freeman
To make great films, that's one thing,” Freeman writes, “to make yourself happy, that's quite another.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
The liberal agenda in the United States is systematically working to keep white people down, Freeman explained.
“Persecution is good for you” Freeman said, pointing to the Jewish people “conquering” Europe after the Holocaust as an example.
“I think black people and Hispanic people are used as pawns to hurt white people,” Freeman said.
The election is on Tuesday and Freeman is rightfully concerned that his political views might infringe upon her chances.
In supporting it, therefore, we support all that is dear to the freeman and the philanthropist.
He cannot do what he would, and his mind is full of confusion; he is the very reverse of a freeman.
And would you say that the soul of such an one is the soul of a freeman, or of a slave?
Because a freeman ought not to be a slave in the acquisition of knowledge of any kind.
He that is once admitted to the right of reason is made a freeman of the whole estate.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
- 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
- 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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Word Origin and History for freeman
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