from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The belief in or practice of sexual relations without marriage and without formal obligations.
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- n. the practice of sexual intercourse without the restraints of marriage or commitment
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the doctrine or practice of consorting with one of the opposite sex, at pleasure, without marriage. See Free love.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sexual intercourse between individuals who are not married to one another
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The righteous grace thus coming to us through the sin-bearing work of the "Word made flesh," tells the soul, at once and for ever, that there can be no condemnation for any sinner upon earth, who will only consent to be indebted to this free love of God, which, like a fountain of living water, is bursting freely forth from the foot of the Cross.
They would read the pamphlets about free love and drugs and the antiwar movement and revolution with amusement, or bemuse-ment.
But if they are corrupted by the other Hellenes and the common practice of barbarians, and they see with their eyes and hear with their ears of the so – called free love everywhere prevailing among them, and they themselves are not able to get the better of the temptation, the guardians of the law, exercising the functions of lawgivers, shall devise a second law against them.