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freedom

noun [C/U]  /ˈfri·dəm/ us  
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).
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