freedom ( freedoms plural )
1 n-uncount Freedom is the state of being allowed to do what you want to do. Freedoms are instances of this.
also N in pl
...freedom of speech..., They want greater political freedom..., Today we have the freedom to decide our own futures..., The United Nations Secretary-General has spoken of the need for individual freedoms and human rights.
2 n-uncount When prisoners or slaves are set free or escape, they gain their freedom.
oft poss N
...the agreement worked out by the UN, under which all hostages and detainees would gain their freedom.
3 n-uncount Freedom from something you do not want means not being affected by it.
N from n
...all the freedom from pain that medicine could provide., ...freedom from government control.
4 n-sing The freedom of a particular city is a special honour which is given to a famous person who is connected with that city, or to someone who has performed some special service for the city. the N of n
freedom fighter ( freedom fighters plural ) If you refer to someone as a freedom fighter, you mean that they belong to a group that is trying to change the government of their country using violent methods, and you agree with or approve of this. n-count
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