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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.
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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
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szólásszabadság
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'His case shows why Myanmar's civilian government must urgently use its overwhelming majority in the Parliament to revoke laws which clearly violate the right of free expression, including Article 505(a) of the penal code and article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Act,' he said following the verdict.
'Article 19 A guarantees protection of individual right of free expression of views as well as a free media but the PEMRA has been violating the constitution by issuing arbitrary notices to the news channel,' said Ashraf Khan, the president of the KUJ.
The official said that Comelec is preparing the draft rules for social media but they will make sure that "whatever draft regulation that we have would respect the individual's right of free expression.
He pledged to meet the citizens across the Kingdom in the field in a dialogue on basic rights stemming from its belief in the people's right of free expression regarding national issues and legislations, namely the controversial income tax bill.
A patriotic dedicated group of men and women fought and died to give you the right of free expression and speech.
She has invoked the right of free expression, freedom to express," Duterte said during a press conference in Cebu when asked if Uson disobeyed his order to apologize to Aquino.
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.
Quoting libertarian John Adams, his supporters urged him to stand firm on his right of free expression:
"The anti-fascists seem to be against the right of free expression and assembly."