free·dom n
1: the quality or state of being free: as
a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action
b: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another
c: the quality or state of being exempt or released from something onerous
2 a: a political or civil right
b: franchise (2)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun affranchisement, arbitrium, autonomy, civil liberty, decontrol, deliverance, discharge, disengagement, disenthrallment, disimpnsonment, emancipation, empowerment, enfranchisement, entitlement, exemption, exemption from external control, exemption from restraint, extrication, franchise, franchisement, independence, latitude, leave, leeway, legal right, liberation, Ubertas, liberty, license, licentia, noninterference, permit, political independence, prerogative, privilege, redemption, relaxation of control, release, right to decide, room, self-determination, self-government, self-rule, unconstraint, unfettering, uninhibitedness, unrestraint associated concepts: freedom from fault, freedom of action, freedom of assembly, freedom of conscience, freedom of contract, freedom of press, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of trade, freedom of worship foreign phrases:
- Impius et crudelis judicandus est qui libertati non favet. — He should be adjudged impious and cruel who does not favor liberty
- Libertas non recipit aestimationem. — Freedom does not admit a valuation
- Libertas est naturalis facultas efus quod cuique facere libet, nisi quod de jure aut vi prohibetur. — Liberty is a person's natural power which permits one to do as he pleases
- Libertas inestimabilis res est. — Liberty is a thing of inestimable value
II index dispensation (exception), emancipation, exemption, exoneration, immunity, impunity, informality, latitude, liberation, liberty, license, option (choice), parole, prerogative, privilege, probation, suffrage, tolerance

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Liberty; absence of restrictions or restraints.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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