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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints;

2. immunity from an obligation or duty;
[syn: exemption, freedom]

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

freedom n 1: the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints 2: immunity from an obligation or duty [syn: exemption, freedom]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

147 Moby Thesaurus words for "freedom": arrogance, artlessness, audaciousness, audacity, authority, authorization, autonomy, bigheartedness, blank check, bluffness, bluntness, boldness, bounteousness, bountifulness, bounty, brass, brazenness, broadness, brusqueness, candidness, candor, carte blanche, clarity, clear coast, clear road, compass, convenience, copyright, deliverance, deregulation, directness, discretion, dispensation, disrespect, ease, easiness, easy going, easy purse strings, effortlessness, emancipation, exemption, facileness, facility, favor, forthrightness, forwardness, franchise, frankness, free hand, free time, freehandedness, freeheartedness, freeness, gall, generosity, generousness, genuineness, givingness, goof-off time, graciousness, grant, great heart, greatheartedness, highroad, honesty, hospitality, idle hours, immunity, impertinence, impudence, independence, indulgence, ingenuousness, intelligibility, lack of hindrance, largeheartedness, largeness, largess, latitude, leisure, liberality, liberalness, liberation, liberty, license, magnanimity, manumission, margin, munificence, naturalness, nerve, odd moments, open hand, open heart, openhandedness, openheartedness, openness, outspokenness, patent, permission, plain dealing, plain sailing, plain speaking, plainness, plainspokenness, plane sailing, play, power, prerogative, presumption, presumptuousness, privilege, range, release, relief, repose, rest, retirement, right, roundness, royal road, scope, self-determination, self-direction, self-government, semiretirement, simplicity, sincerity, smooth road, smooth sailing, smoothness, spare time, special favor, straight sailing, straightforwardness, sweep, time, time to kill, time to spare, uncomplexity, uncomplicatedness, unconstraint, unreserve, unrestraint, unselfishness, warrant, welcome
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Freedom The law of Moses pointed out the cases in which the servants of the Hebrews were to receive their freedom (Ex. 21:2-4, 7, 8; Lev. 25:39-42, 47-55; Deut. 15:12-18). Under the Roman law the "freeman" (ingenuus) was one born free; the "freedman" (libertinus) was a manumitted slave, and had not equal rights with the freeman (Acts 22:28; comp. Acts 16:37-39; 21:39; 22:25; 25:11, 12).
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

FREEDOM, Liberty; the right to do what is not forbidden by law. Freedom does not preclude the idea of subjection to law; indeed, it presupposes the existence of some legislative provision, the observance of which insures freedom to us, by securing the like observance from others. 2 Har. Cond. L. R. 208.
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

FREEDOM, n. Exemption from the stress of authority in a beggarly half dozen of restraint's infinite multitude of methods. A political condition that every nation supposes itself to enjoy in virtual monopoly. Liberty. The distinction between freedom and liberty is not accurately known; naturalists have never been able to find a living specimen of either. Freedom, as every schoolboy knows, Once shrieked as Kosciusko fell; On every wind, indeed, that blows I hear her yell. She screams whenever monarchs meet, And parliaments as well, To bind the chains about her feet And toll her knell. And when the sovereign people cast The votes they cannot spell, Upon the pestilential blast Her clamors swell. For all to whom the power's given To sway or to compel, Among themselves apportion Heaven And give her Hell. Blary O'Gary
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Freedom, CA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in California Population (2000): 6000 Housing Units (2000): 1619 Land area (2000): 1.339288 sq. miles (3.468739 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.339288 sq. miles (3.468739 sq. km) FIPS code: 25576 Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06 Location: 36.940452 N, 121.789376 W ZIP Codes (1990): 95019 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Freedom, CA Freedom
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Freedom, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 271 Housing Units (2000): 129 Land area (2000): 0.348896 sq. miles (0.903637 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.348896 sq. miles (0.903637 sq. km) FIPS code: 27850 Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40 Location: 36.769179 N, 99.113415 W ZIP Codes (1990): 73842 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Freedom, OK Freedom
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Freedom, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 1763 Housing Units (2000): 731 Land area (2000): 0.590739 sq. miles (1.530006 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.128199 sq. miles (0.332035 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.718938 sq. miles (1.862041 sq. km) FIPS code: 27712 Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42 Location: 40.684316 N, 80.251667 W ZIP Codes (1990): 15042 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Freedom, PA Freedom