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1. A person not in slavery or serfdom.
2. One who possesses the rights or privileges of a citizen.


n, pl -men
1. a person who is not a slave or in bondage
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who enjoys political and civil liberties; citizen
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who enjoys a privilege or franchise, such as the freedom of a city


(Biography) Cathy, full name Catherine Astrid Salome Freeman. born 1973, Australian sprinter; winner of the 200m and 400m in the 1994 Commonwealth Games and the 400m in the 2000 Olympic Games


(ˈfri mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who is free.
2. a person who is entitled to citizenship, etc.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freeman - a person who is not a serf or a slave
citizen - a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
freedman, freedwoman - a person who has been freed from slavery
homme libre


[ˈfriːmən] N (freemen (pl)) (Hist) → hombre m libre; [of city] → ciudadano m de honor


[ˈfriːmən] ncitoyen m d'honneurfree market
néconomie f de marché
modif [system, ideology] → de marchéfree-market economy néconomie f de marchéfree-marketeer [ˌfriːmɑːrkɪˈtɪər] npartisan m de l'économie de marché


[ˈfriːmən] n (-men (pl)) freeman of a citycittadino/a onorario/a di una città
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Such was Regis Brugiere, a freeman and rover of the wilderness.
I've heard that there is no harm in being a Freeman anywhere but here; so why should I think the worse of you for that?
Freedom, I replied; which, as they tell you in a democracy, is the glory of the State--and that therefore in a democracy alone will the freeman of nature deign to dwell.
No longer a serf, but a freeman and a landholder, Gurth sprung upon his feet, and twice bounded aloft to almost his own height from the ground.
Nay,'' said Wamba, ``never think I envy thee, brother Gurth; the serf sits by the hall-fire when the freeman must forth to the field of battle And what saith Oldhelm of Malmsbury Better a fool at a feast than a wise man at a fray.
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