freedom of speech

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freedom of speech

n.
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′


n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Translations
svoboda slova
آزادی بیان
sananvapaus
szólásszabadság
yttrandefrihet
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Islamabad journalist roughed up and threatenedTwo issues are taboo and frowned upon in the comity of nations, governmental restrictions on right of free expression and rough treatment meted out to minorities, and unfortunately Pakistan's global image is at such a low ebb nowadays that it is widely perceived guilty on both counts.
Under the present dispensation, the right of free expression, the land rights of forest workers and Adivasis, the basic rights of Dalits and all minorities are under attack.
Does Morgan Burton really think that talking rudely or behaving badly in the classroom is a right of free expression or free speech?
The anti-fascists seem to be against the right of free expression and assembly.
Coverage encompasses parental rights and state authority, minors' right of free expression, children's participation in decision-making in legal contexts, school authority, custody, child abuse and neglect (defining, processing), adoption, various perspectives on the juvenile justice system, and differential treatment of juvenile and adult offenders.
In effect, the logic of nuisance results in a balancing of uses that seems to balance the public's right to continue to use and access public property with the right of free expression.
It also protects his personal property, right of free expression and practice of religious rituals.
The right of free expression, which y apply to political and religious matters, does not seem to have insured as much freedom in discussing amoral point of view which may be outside the norm.
The six were charged by the lower criminal court with "misusing the right of free expression," it said in a statement.