freedom of speech


freedom of speech
freedom of speech: the right to express information, ideas, and opinions free of government restrictions based on content and subject only to reasonable limitations (as the power of the government to avoid a clear and present danger) esp. as guaranteed by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution see also free speech compare censorship, prior restraint

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

freedom of speech
n.
The right to express one’s opinions verbally or in writing without interference or restriction from the government, guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution.

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


freedom of speech
n. The right, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, to communicate ideas and opinions without government intervention.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


freedom of speech
The right, guaranteed by the FIRST AMENDMENT to the U.S. Constitution, to express beliefs and ideas without unwarranted government restriction.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


freedom of speech
The right, guaranteed by the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution, to express beliefs and ideas without unwarranted government restriction.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.