from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. exemption from arbitrary interference with person, opinion, or property, on the part of the government under which one lives, and freedom to take part in modifying that government or its laws.

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

  • n. one's freedom to exercise one's rights as guaranteed under the laws of the country
  • n. fundamental individual right protected by law and expressed as immunity from unwarranted governmental interference


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