Meaning of “the free world” in the English Dictionary

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"the free world" in British English

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the free worldnoun [ S ]

uk /ˌfriː ˈwɜːld/ us /ˌfriː ˈwɝːld/

those countries whose governments have been chosen in fair elections and whose people have full human rights, usually used to refer to the Western world in contrast to other countries, for example countries that have a Communist government:

Wherever tyranny, oppression, and brutality have threatened the free world, our countries have stood for the triumph of good over evil.

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