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English definition of “free country”

free country

noun [C]    
a country where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment: The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow. I can say what I like - it's a free country!Freedom to actOpportunity a country that is not controlled by another countryColonisation and self-government
(Definition of free country noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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