freedman
noun Date: 1591 a person freed from slavery

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  • Freedman — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Benjamin Freedman (1890–1984), amerikanischer Industrieller und Antizionist Daniel X. Freedman (1921–1993), amerikanischer Psychologe Daniel Z. Freedman (* 1939), amerikanischer Physiker Estelle Freedman,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Freedman — Freed man, n.; pl. {Freedmen}. A man who has been a slave, and has been set free. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • freedman — manumitted slave, c.1600, from pp. of FREE (Cf. free) (adj.) + MAN (Cf. man). Also Cf. FREEMAN (Cf. freeman) …   Etymology dictionary

  • freedman — [frēd′mən] n. pl. freedmen [frēd′mən] a man legally freed from slavery or bondage …   English World dictionary

  • Freedman —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie des personnes (réelles ou fictives) partageant un même patronyme. Benjamin Harrison Freedman (1890 1984), homme d affaires américain Dougie Freedman (1974 ), footballeur écossais James Oliver Freedman (1935 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Freedman — A freedman is a former slave who has been manumitted or emancipated. The first means the freeing of an individual by the owner, often through deed or will, and sometimes by legislative petition. The second more often refers to a general freeing… …   Wikipedia

  • freedman — /freed meuhn/, n., pl. freedmen. a man who has been freed from slavery. [1595 1605; FREED + MAN1] * * * ▪ labour       former slave set free. In ancient Athens, former slaves bore no stigma, and some rose to positions of political or economic… …   Universalium

  • freedman — /ˈfridmæn/ (say freedman) noun (plural freedmen) a man who has been freed from slavery. –freedwoman, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • freedman — noun A person who has been released from a condition of slavery …   Wiktionary

  • freedman — freed·man || frɪːdmÉ™n n. slave who has been given his freedom …   English contemporary dictionary

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