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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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