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A woman who has been freed from slavery.


(ˈfridˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
a woman who has been freed from slavery.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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Noun1.freedwoman - a person who has been freed from slavery
freeman, freewoman - a person who is not a serf or a slave


n pl <-women> → befreite or freigelassene Sklavin
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Martin was born the son of a Spanish nobleman and an African freedwoman in 1579 in Lima, Peru.
Michael Charles and Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides question whether Vespasian's wife, Flavia Domitilla, was in fact born a slave or freedwoman, as is widely believed.
06/182/15, Homicidio, Diogo, escravo, 1887, APEB-SJ; Freedwoman Belmira to the Governor of Bahia, 24 August 1885, APEB-SH, maco 2897.
My Confederate Kinfolk: A Twenty-First Century Freedwoman Discovers Her Roots, Basic Civitas Books, January 2006 $25, ISBN 0-465-01555-7
Among the witnesses called forth to testify about Maria's activities was Alonso Perez, a Spanish neighbor of Puebla who claimed to have known the freedwoman for fourteen years.
She escaped to the North in 1842 and became the first freedwoman to write her own autobiography.
He very nearly concluded a legitimate marriage with the freedwoman Acte, by bribing consuls to swear falsely that she was of royal birth.
The text reads: "To the spirits of the departed (and to) Regina, his freedwoman and wife, a Catuvellaunian by tribe, aged 30, Barates of Palmyra (set this up) Regina, freedwoman of Barates, alas.
Nicarete was a freedwoman and married to a certain Hippias, a cook and probably also a manumitted slave.
58) Like Epicharis, the young freedwoman who starred in 'the games of the nobles' at fourteen, (59) she belongs to that class of woman not permitted in the welcoming party.
In 1963, the main theme of Salgueiro was Chica da Silva, the eighteenth-century freedwoman from Minas Gerais (Furtado 2003).
But when I write in the voice of a Creek Freedwoman speaking directly to the reader in the early 1900s, or a Cherokee mother whose son has been killed in a car crash, or even when I'm using close third-person point of view, creating the internal monologue of a young black woman who has just been raped by a white man, well, yeah, I go there in fear and trembling--because race is America's perpetual hidden wound, and it can tear open at the slightest pressure.