Meaning of “free speech” in the English Dictionary

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"free speech" in British English

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free speechnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌfriː ˈspiːtʃ/ us /ˌfriː ˈspiːtʃ/

Examples from literature

  • I believe in the right of free speech, in war as well as in peace. 
  • I'm all for free speech myself. 
  • The champion of free speech retreated behind his discretion. 
  • They feared free speech and independent newspapers and liberal educational institutions. 
  • We are dealing here with a right protected by the Constitution—the right of free speech. 

(Definition of “free speech” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"free speech" in American English

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free speechnoun [ U ]

us /ˈfri ˈspitʃ/

(Definition of “free speech” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)