|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (II) Intersocial Volition|
| Section I. General Intersocial Volition|
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|NOUN:||FREEDOM, liberty, independence; license (permission) [See Permission]; eleutherism [rare]; facility [See Facility].|
SCOPE, range, latitude, play; free -, full- -play, - scope; free field and no favor; swing, full swing, elbowroom, margin, rope, wide berth; Liberty Hall.
FRANCHISE, denization; prerogative (dueness) [See Dueness].
freeman, freedman, liveryman [London guilds], citizen, denizen.
IMMUNITY, exemption; emancipation (liberation) [See Liberation]; affranchisement, enfranchisement; right, privilege.
AUTONOMY, self-government, liberalism, free trade; self-determination; non-interference [See Hindrance]; Monroe Doctrine [U. S.].
FREE LAND, freehold; alod or allod, alodium or allodium; frankalmoign or frankalmoigne [Eng. law], tenure in (or by) free alms [Eng. law]; dead hand, mortmain [law].
INDEPENDENT, free lance, freethinker, free trader or freetrader; bushwhacker [U. S.].
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|VERB:||BE FREE &c. adj.; have -scope &c. n., - the run of, - ones own way, - a will of ones own, - ones fling; do what one -likes, - wishes, - pleases, - chooses; go at large, feel at home, paddle ones own canoe; stand on ones rights; stand on ones own legs; shift for oneself.|
TAKE A LIBERTY; make free with, make oneself quite at home; use a freedom; take leave, take French leave.
FREE, liberate, set free [See Liberation]; give the reins to (permit) [See Permission]; allow -, give -scope &c. n. to; give a horse his head.
make free of; give the -freedom of, - franchise; enfranchise, affranchise.
laisser faire [F.], laisser aller [F.]; live and let live; leave to oneself; leave or let alone, mind ones own business.
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|ADJECTIVE:||FREE, - as air; out of harness, independent, at large, loose, scot-free; left -alone, - to oneself.|
UNCONSTRAINED, unbuttoned, unconfined, unrestrained, unchecked, unprevented, unhindered, unobstructed, unbound, uncontrolled, untrammeled, uncaught; in full swing.
UNSUBJECT, ungoverned, unenslaved, unenthralled, unchained, unshackled, unfettered, unreined, unbridled, uncurbed, unmuzzled, unvanquished.
UNRESTRICTED, unlimited, unconditional; absolute; with unlimited -power, - opportunity; discretionary (optional) [See Will].
unassailed, unforced, uncompelled.
UNBIASED, unprejudiced, uninfluenced; spontaneous.
FREE AND EASY; at -, at ones- ease; dégagé [F.], quite at home; beyond all bounds; wanton, rampant, irrepressible.
EXEMPT; freed [See Liberation]; freeborn; autonomous, freehold, alodial or allodial; eleutherian [rare].
GRATUITOUS, gratis [See Cheapness]; for nothing, for love.
UNCLAIMED, going a-begging.
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|ADVERB:||freely &c. adj.; ad libitum [L.] (at will) [See Will]; with no restraint [See Restraint].|
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- Ubi libertas ibi patria.
- For what avail the plough or sail, Or land or life, if freedom fail?Emerson
- We must be free or die who speak the tongue That Shakespeare spake.Wordsworth
- Oh! let me live my own, and die so too!Pope
- He is the freeman whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves besides.Cowper
- Where liberty dwells, there is my country.Franklin
- Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.Daniel Webster
- The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.Thomas Jefferson