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freedom

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈfri·dəm/
the condition or right of being able or allowed to do whatever you want to, without being controlled or limited: freedom of speech If children aren’t allowed some freedom, they won’t learn to be independent. [U] We were promised freedom from persecution. Freedom is also the state of not being in prison or in the condition of slavery (= condition of being legally owned by someone else). US history Freedoms are rights given by the constitution and the Bill of Rights , such as the freedom of speech (= the right to say and write what you believe or think, with some limitations) and freedom of religion (= the right to worship or to take part in a religion).
Translations of “freedom”
in Korean 자유…
in Arabic حُرِّيّة…
in Portuguese liberdade…
in Catalan llibertat…
in Japanese 自由…
in Italian libertà…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自由, 不受限制, 自主…
in Russian свобода, освобождение (из тюрьмы)…
in Turkish özgürlük, bağımsızlık, hürriyet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自由, 不受限制, 自主…
in Polish wolność, swoboda…
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