Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any state of the Union in which slavery was illegal before the Civil War.
  • n. The Irish Free State.
  • n. The Congo Free State.
  • n. The Orange Free State.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a province in central South Africa that was colonized by the Boers; named Free State in 1997
  • n. a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
  • n. any state prohibiting slavery prior to the American Civil War

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Examples

  • Although the Free State was a slave state, it remained in the Union throughout the Civil War.

    The New Federalism

  • The Free State was the only province to show an increase - from

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Free State will be the first province to scrap old taxis and to introduce new vehicles in terms of the Taxi Recapitalisation

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Free State was the province with the best cataract surgery rate in 2003, winning a trophy from the national Department of

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • So far the Free State is the only other province that has taken over SANTA services.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Our challenge is compounded by the fact that more than half of the unregistered children is in four of the poorest provinces, namely Free State, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Free State was the only province that did not collect information on abandoned babies, she said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Free State will be the province where people of Asian descent will have the strongest population growth in the next five years

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Free State will be the third province to embark on a week-long strike, which includes one 24-hour strike on Wednesday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Free State is the first province to use the new device.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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