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free speech

n.
2. Speech protected from government restraint by legal means, such as the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

free speech

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the right to express one's opinions publicly

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.
Translations
حُريَّة التَّعْبير
svoboda projevu
ytringsfrihed
szólásszabadság
málfrelsi
konuşma özgürlüğü

free speech

nlibertà di parola

free

(friː) adjective
1. allowed to move where one wants; not shut in, tied, fastened etc. The prison door opened, and he was a free man.
2. not forced or persuaded to act, think, speak etc in a particular way. free speech; You are free to think what you like.
3. (with with) generous. He is always free with his money/advice.
4. frank, open and ready to speak. a free manner.
5. costing nothing. a free gift.
6. not working or having another appointment; not busy. I shall be free at five o'clock.
7. not occupied, not in use. Is this table free?
8. (with of or from) without or no longer having (especially something or someone unpleasant etc). She is free from pain now; free of charge.
verbpast tense, past participle freed
1. to make or set (someone) free. He freed all the prisoners.
2. (with from or of) to rid or relieve (someone) of something. She was able to free herself from her debts by working at an additional job.
ˈfreedom noun
the state of not being under control and being able to do whatever one wishes. The prisoner was given his freedom.
ˈfreely adverb
1. in a free manner. to give freely to charity; to speak freely.
2. willingly; readily. I freely admit it was my fault.
Freefone® noun
(also freephone ; American toll-free number) a telephone number of a business or an organization that can be used free of charge by their customers etc; the system giving this service.
ˌfree-for-ˈall noun
a contest, debate etc in which anyone can take part.
ˈfreehand adjective, adverb
(of a drawing etc) (done) without any instruments (eg a ruler) to guide the hand.
ˈfreehold adjective
(of land, property etc) belonging completely to the owner, not just for a certain time.
ˈfreelance noun, adjective
(of or done by) a person who is working on his own, not for any one employer. a freelance journalist; freelance work.
verb
to work in this way. He is freelancing now.
Freepost noun
a system in Britain in which a business or an organization pays the cost of the post sent to it.
free ˈskating noun
a free style in ice-skating competitions.
free speech
the right to express an opinion freely. I believe in free speech.
free trade
trade with foreign countries without customs duties, taxes etc.
ˈfreeway noun
a motorway.
ˌfreeˈwheel verb
to travel (downhill) on a bicycle, in a car etc without using mechanical power.
free will
the ability to choose and act freely. He did it of his own free will.
a free hand
freedom to do whatever one likes. He gave her a free hand with the servants.
set free
to make (someone) free. The soldiers set the terrorists' prisoners free.
References in classic literature ?
He heard his sister's sufferings derided, and her virtuous conduct jeered at and brutally misconstrued; he heard her name bandied from mouth to mouth, and herself made the subject of coarse and insolent wagers, free speech, and licentious jesting.
It is but the other day that the brave Lovejoy gave his breast to the bullets of a mob, for the rights of free speech and opinion, and died when it was better not to live.
This town is said to have the largest houses for oxen, cows, and horses hereabouts, and it is not behindhand in its public buildings; but there are very few halls for free worship or free speech in this county.
Whereas," says he, "Mr Clennam might now believe, if I entertained his proposition, that I had a sinister and designing motive in what was open free speech.
His tongue itched for free speech again, and but a week back the lightest word clogged it like ashes.
Months later, at a January hearing devoted to discussing campus free speech, state Sen.
Fair to say (and free, of course) that anyone who doesn't agree with 100% free speech in absolutely any circumstance is an illiberal traitor who should be torn apart by actual wild dogs.
All of this is accepted because of the right to free speech.
In recent years I've been troubled to see an increasing trend on university campuses across the UK, including here in Wales, which is seeing the right to free speech being curtailed in an attempt to protect people from being offended or having their feelings hurt.
Lyons and his friends continued to distribute copies of the Constitution and refused to let their right to free speech be stifled.
August 20 (ANI): Unite States President Donald Trump has called the Free Speech rally protestors anti-police agitators.
Bills that could impact how students exercise free speech at public higher ed institutions--and that could also dictate how administrators discipline "disruptive" behavior--are winning various levels of support in statehouses across the country.