Freeman Free"man, n.; pl. {Freemen}. [AS. fre['o]man; fre['o]free + mann man.] 1. One who enjoys liberty, or who is not subject to the will of another; one not a slave or vassal. [1913 Webster]

2. A member of a corporation, company, or city, possessing certain privileges; a member of a borough, town, or State, who has the right to vote at elections. See {Liveryman}. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

Both having been made freemen on the same day. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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