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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Freedom \Free"dom\ (fr[=e]"d[u^]m), n. [AS. fre['o]d[=o]m; fre['o]free + -dom. See Free, and -dom.] 1. The state of being free; exemption from the power and control of another; liberty; independence. [1913 Webster] Made captive, yet deserving freedom more. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Privileges; franchises; immunities. [1913 Webster] Your charter and your caty's freedom. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Exemption from necessity, in choise and action; as, the freedom of the will. [1913 Webster] 4. Ease; facility; as, he speaks or acts with freedom. [1913 Webster] 5. Frankness; openness; unreservedness. [1913 Webster] I emboldened spake and freedom used. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 6. Improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum; license. [1913 Webster] 7. Generosity; liberality. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Freedom fine, a sum paid on entry to incorporations of trades. Freedom of the city, the possession of the rights and privileges of a freeman of the city; formerly often, and now occasionally, conferred on one not a resident, as a mark of honorary distinction for public services. Syn: See Liberty. [1913 Webster]