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A man who has been freed from slavery.
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n, pl -men
a man who has been freed from slavery
ˈfreedˌwoman fem n
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(ˈfrid mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person who has been freed from slavery.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freedman - a person who has been freed from slavery
freeman, freewoman - a person who is not a serf or a slave
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n pl <-men> → befreiter or freigelassener Sklave
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To purify himself, is still necessary for the freedman of the spirit.
They brought to my mind the plantation, the cabin, the slave, not the freedman in quest of education.
Washington has won the gratitude of all thoughtful Southern white men, is to say that he has worked with the highest practical wisdom at a large constructive task; for no plan for the up-building of the freedman could succeed that ran counter to Southern opinion.
In 2000 Professor Freedman wrote "Coroner's Inquest." (8) This paper clarifies the erroneous assumption that because an inquest is being held, "something has gone terribly wrong." While someone has to die before an inquest can take place, "There are no preconceived notions of responsibility and even more importantly, there will not be any conclusions of civil criminal culpability arising from the Inquest." The coroner's office must first determine whether "the holding of an inquest would serve the public interest." Once determined, the final decision to hold an inquest is left with the coroner.
Anybody that was put down on this Freedman Roll, their land became sellable or "unrestricted." It wasn't a matter of not having Indian blood.
Freedman, one of the keenest contemporary analysts of American Jewry, trains his journalist's skills on his own family to capture the fine-grained, intimate details of his mother's life within the larger historical context.
If you can wait--unless you're Gerald Freedman, who's got a feelin' there's a miracle due.
Mitchell Freedman, CPA/PFS, founder and president of Mitchell Freedman Accountancy Corporation and MFAC Financial Advisors, Inc., in Sherman Oaks, is the recipient of the AICPA's 2006 PFP Distinguished Service Award.
Freedman Foods supplies beef, pork, lamb and poultry products to the Sysco system, for distribution to the restaurant, hotel and institutional businesses.
Former President Jimmy Carter once complained there were "too many Jews" on the government's Holocaust Memorial Council, Monroe Freedman, the council's former executive director, told WND in an exclusive interview.
When Betty Holcomb ran up a credit-card bill and did not pay, the creditor hired the law firm of Freedman Anselmo Lindberg, LLC ("Freedman"), to collect it.
Los Angeles, CA, June 15, 2018 --( Freedman & Taitelman, LLP, a Los Angeles-based law firm, has obtained a Summary Judgement victory involving the estate of late television star Wayne Rogers, who was sued by ex-partner Melinda Naud for alleged unpaid child support.