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noun freedom pronunciation in British English /ˈfriːdəm/
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singularfreedom
pluralfreedoms
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the right to do what you want, make your own decisions, and express your own opinions
    a law that restricts religious freedom
    Newspapers now enjoy much greater freedom under the new laws.
    freedom to do something: My parents gave me total freedom to do whatever I liked.
    freedom of choice: The school gives students freedom of choice about what to wear.
    1. a.
      the ability to do what you want because you have no obligations or responsibilities
      With the children grown up, she is enjoying her new-found freedom.
    2. c.
      the ability to move or go where you want because there is nothing physically stopping you
      Police road blocks were seen as an attempt to restrict freedom of movement.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] a situation in which you are not affected by something unpleasant
    freedom from: freedom from hunger/disease/poverty
  3. 3

    freedoms

    [plural] different types of freedom
    basic/fundamental/political freedoms

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