free


free
free 1 adj
1 a: having the legal and political rights of a citizen
representatives...shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free personsU.S. Constitution art. I
b: enjoying civil and political liberty
a free people
c: enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination
these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent StatesDeclaration of Independence
d: not subject to the control or domination of another
2: made or done as a matter of choice and right: not compelled or restricted
no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereofU.S. Constitution amend. I
a free and voluntary confession
3: relieved from or lacking a burden (as a lien or other encumbrance on title)
a buyer in ordinary course of business...takes free of a security interest created by his sellerUniform Commercial Code
4: not bound, confined, or detained by force
free on bail
5 a: having no trade restrictions
b: not subject to government regulation
c of foreign exchange: not subject to restriction or official control
6: not costing or charging anything
free·ly adv
for free: without charge
free 2 vt freed, free·ing
1: to cause to be free
2: to relieve or rid of what constrains, confines, restricts, or burdens

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

free
I (at no charge) adjective complimentary, costing nothing, costless, expenseless, for nothing, given, given away, gratis, gratuitous, gratuitus, not charged for, provided without charge, unbought, uncharged, unpaid, untaxed, without cost associated concepts: free on board II (enjoying civil iiberry) adjective autonomic, autonomical, autonomous, democratic, emancipated, enfranchised, enjoying liberty, exempt from external authority, franchised, freed, independent, liberated, manumitted, not enslaved, not in bondage, not subject to regulation, removed from bondage, saved from bondage, self-directing, self-governing, self-ruling, sovereign, sua sponte, sua voluntate, unenslaved, unenthralled, unsubjected associated concepts: free access, free press, free speech foreign phrases:
- A piratis aut latronibus capti liberi permanent. — Persons taken by robbers remain free
III (not restricted) adjective at large, at liberty, cast loose, clear from, disengaged, immune from restriction, independent, let out, liber, liberated, loose, privileged, solutus, unattached, unbound, unbridled, uncaught, unchained, unchecked, uncoerced, unconfined, uncurbed, unentangled, unfastened, unfettered, unfixed, unhampered, unhindered, unimpeded, unobstructed, unpent, unprevented, unqualified, unreined, unrestrained, unshackled, unstopped, untied, untrammeled associated concepts: free and voluntary, free enterprise, free from encumbrances, free press, free speech IV (relieved from a burden) adjective absolved, acquitted, clear, cleared, delivered, disburdened, discharged, disembarrassed, disencumbered, disengaged, disentangled, dismissed, excused, exempted, exonerated, immunis, liberated, pardoned, paroled, quit of, ransomed, re liber, released, relieved, reprieved, rescued, rid, saved, set free, spared, unburdened, unencumbered, unimpeded, vacuus associated concepts: free and clear, free from fault V verb absolve, acquit, affranchise, clear, come to the rescue, deliver, deliver from bondage, disburden, discharge, disembroil, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, disenthrall, dismiss, emancipate, enfranchise, exculpate, excuse, exempt, eximere, exonerate, extricate, forgive, franchise, give a reprieve, give absolution, grant a reprieve, grant amnesty, grant pardon, let escape, let go, let loose, let out, let out of prison, liberare, liberate, manumit, pardon, parole, privilege, purge, ransom, redeem, release, release from restraint, relieve, remit, rescue, save, set at large, set at liberty, set free, solvere, turn loose, unbind, unburden, unchain, unfasten, unfetter, unfix, unimprison, unleash, unmanacle, unshackle, untie, vindicate VI index absolve, alleviate, autonomous (independent), autonomous (self governing), clear (unencumbered), clear, competitive (open), condone, discharge (liberate), disencumber, disengage, disentangle, disenthrall, dissociate, enfranchise, exculpate, excuse, exempt, extricate, gratis, gratuitous (given without recompense), immune, independent, liberal (generous), liberate, licentious, parole, passable, philanthropic, promiscuous, release, relieve (free from burden), remit (release from penalty), rescue, salacious, sovereign (independent), spontaneous, unbound, unlimited, unpaid, unrestrained (not in custody), unrestricted, unsolicited, vacant, void (empty), voluntary

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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