freeman


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free·man

 (frē′mən)
n.
1. A person not in slavery or serfdom.
2. One who possesses the rights or privileges of a citizen.

freeman

(ˈfriːmən)
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

Freeman

(ˈfriːmən)
n
(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

free•man

(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
Translations
homme libre

freeman

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

freeman

[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

freeman

[ˈfriːmən] n (-men (pl)) freeman of a citycittadino/a onorario/a di una città
References in classic literature ?
This Narrative contains many affecting incidents, many passages of great eloquence and power; but I think the most thrilling one of them all is the de- scription DOUGLASS gives of his feelings, as he stood soliloquizing respecting his fate, and the chances of his one day being a freeman, on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay--viewing the receding vessels as they flew with their white wings before the breeze, and apostrophizing them as animated by the living spirit of freedom.
It is with us a Law of Nature that the brain of the Isosceles class shall begin at half a degree, or thirty minutes, and shall increase(if it increases at all) by half a degree in every generation; until the goal of 60 degrees is reached, when the condition of serfdom is quitted, and the freeman enters the class of Regulars.
Such was Regis Brugiere, a freeman and rover of the wilderness.
Neither one nor t'other; I might have got it for less, I dare say; but I hate haggling, and poor Freeman wanted cash.
They got down the coast twenty miles, and were hidden in the hut of a Malaita freeman, who dwelt in that village.
Down the road, on the right hand, on Brister's Hill, lived Brister Freeman, "a handy Negro," slave of Squire Cummings once -- there where grow still the apple trees which Brister planted and tended; large old trees now, but their fruit still wild and ciderish to my taste.
If we are asked to determine which of these four qualities by its presence contributes most to the excellence of the State, whether the agreement of rulers and subjects, or the preservation in the soldiers of the opinion which the law ordains about the true nature of dangers, or wisdom and watchfulness in the rulers, or whether this other which I am mentioning, and which is found in children and women, slave and freeman, artisan, ruler, subject,--the quality, I mean, of every one doing his own work, and not being a busybody, would claim the palm--the question is not so easily answered.
He that is once admitted to the right of reason is made a freeman of the whole estate.
If Job Higgins and Noah Freeman hadn't spoken for the last six months, their "old women" would be sure to get it patched up by that day.
Tell the deceitful liar, I have not come like a beggar to pick his bones, but like a freeman asking for his own; and have it I will.
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?
In contrast, Freeman regards the mind as the product of an unfolding sequence of goal-directed behaviors that provides the individual with constant feedback, thus shaping perceptions and future actions.