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1. Born as a free person, not as a slave or serf.
2. Relating to or befitting a person born free.


1. not born in slavery
2. of, relating to, or suitable for people not born in slavery



1. born free, rather than in slavery.
2. pertaining to or befitting persons born free.
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Adj.1.freeborn - born free of free parents
free - not held in servitude; "after the Civil War he was a free man"
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Moreover, it is necessary to instruct children in what is useful, not only on account of its being useful in itself, as, for instance, to learn to read, but also as the means of acquiring other different sorts of instruction: thus they should be instructed in painting, not only to prevent their being mistaken in purchasing pictures, or in buying or selling of vases, but rather as it makes [1338b] them judges of the beauties of the human form; for to be always hunting after the profitable ill agrees with great and freeborn souls.
Napoleon remarked them, and speedily managed to rally them off: and yet Napoleon, in his turn, was not great enough with eight hundred thousand troops at his back, to face a pair of freeborn eyes, but fenced himself with etiquette and within triple barriers of reserve; and, as all the world knows from Madame de Stael, was wont, when he found himself observed, to discharge his face of all expression.
Of yore we had sauntered and talked, and effectually put the world behind us; for he was pledged to no institution in it, freeborn, ingenuus.
His friend would have dissuaded him from this, from the mere motive of good-nature; but his dissuasion had no other effect than to produce a large volley of oaths and curses, which greatly shocked the pious ears of Supple; but he did not dare to remonstrate against a privilege which the squire claimed as a freeborn Englishman.
My brother wanted to shout the cry of challenge--one cry only--to let the people know we were freeborn robbers who trusted our arms and the great sea.
Do we not know that the worst deformity and ugliness of slavery are at once the cause and the effect of the reckless license taken by these freeborn outlaws?
Chapman Freeborn OBC was launched in 2006 as a specialist division of Chapman Freeborn - the world's leading aircraft charter broker.
A global aircraft charter specialist, Chapman Freeborn is supporting Swiss WorldCargo with all third-party chartering needs.
DONCASTER boss Yvonne Freeborn has set three targets following the successful staging of the 2010 Betfair Trainers' Championship at the Meadow Court Stadium.
Marfatia went to work on market analysis and Gen Y strategy projects for the credit union that were so successful that President/CEO Teresa Freeborn and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Human Resources Kathryn Davis said that they are working on offering her a full-time position.
Director Elaine Freeborn said: "It is Noel Coward's centenary this year so I chose to direct my three favourite plays of his.
Sponsors of the 2006 CityLIGHTS Awards program include Premier Sponsor Grant Thornton, as well as FastRoot Technologies, McGuireWoods, DuPage National Technology Park, Chase Bank, Freeborn & Peters and Authentify.