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freedom of speech

The right to express any opinion in public without censorship or restraint by the government, protected in the United States as a right under the First Amendment to the US Constitution. Also called free speech.

free′dom of speech′

the right of people to express their opinions publicly without governmental interference, subject to the laws against libel, incitement to violence or rebellion, etc. Also called free speech.
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Noun1.freedom of speech - a civil right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution
civil right - right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The NHRC chairman said that while most of the Arab constitutions guarantees freedom of speech and expression and their laws regulate print and electronic media, they remain short of realizing constitutional principles and implementing them.
Indeed, and with great respect to Ms Sykes, in the context of our preciously preserved rights of freedom of speech and expression, to such citizens, including Clr Turner, if being true to their principles, it is essential.
Article 19 - All human beings have the right to freedom of speech and expression and choose the language in which they express themselves.
Freedom of speech and expression has to be given a broad canvas, but it has to have inherent limitations which are permissible within the constitutional parameters.
Freedom of speech and expression is a fundamental right for all.

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