Meaning of “freedman” in the English Dictionary

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"freedman" in English

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freedmannoun [ C ]

/ˈfriːd.mæn/ /ˈfriːd.mæn/ plural freedmen /-men/

Examples from literature

  • But his ignorance of all civil and religious precedent was only equalled by the incapacity of his freedmen and friends. 
  • Sooner than that, we'll put the ballot into the hands of the freedmen. 
  • The clients and freedmen and male slaves were almost all in the fields. 
  • The slaves and freedmen were still on the landing, gazing blankly after their escaped prey. 
  • The third section of the bill authorizes a general and unlimited grant of support to the destitute and suffering refugees and freedmen, their wives and children. 

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

"freedman" in American English

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freedmannoun [ C ]

/ˈfrid·mən, -mæn/ plural freedmen /ˈfrid·mən, -ˌmen/

US history an emancipatedslave

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