Definitions

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  • n. Absence of (political or philosophical) freedom.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ freedom

Examples

  • But at least he appears to genuinely believe that "freedom is better than nonfreedom," and he is trying harder than perhaps any previous Russian leader to integrate the nation into the world economy and bring an end to what he has called the "legal nihilism" that has infected his country.

    The Medvedev Doctrine

  • He added, "We are well aware that no nondemocratic state has ever become truly prosperous for one reason: freedom is better than nonfreedom."

    Putin Chooses

  • But spend a few weeks in the countries of nonfreedom, and it will become real to you again, as real and meaningful as any other word in the language.

    Some Aspects of the Free World's Concern with the Satellite Nations of East Europe

  • - on his musical tastes (Itogi Magazine, April 16, 2007) • "We are well aware that no nondemocratic state has ever become truly prosperous for one simple reason: freedom is better than nonfreedom."

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Medvedev is worried that Russians are all but "defenseless" against the "arbitrariness" of authorities, suffer from "nonfreedom" (

    Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post

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