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free-dom [free-duhm] -noun

1. the state of being free or at liberty rather than under physical restraint
2. exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc.
3. personal liberty, as opposed to bondage or slavery
4. exemption from the presence of anything specified
5. the absence of or release from ties, obligations, etc.

[Origin: bef. 900; ME fredom, OE frēodōm.]