free thought
noun Date: 1711 unorthodox attitudes or beliefs; specifically 18th century deism

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  • Free thought — Free Free (fr[=e]), a. [Compar. {Freer} ( [ e]r); superl. {Freest} ( [e^]st).] [OE. fre, freo, AS. fre[ o], fr[=i]; akin to D. vrij, OS. & OHG. fr[=i], G. frei, Icel. fr[=i], Sw. & Dan. fri, Goth. freis, and also to Skr. prija beloved, dear, fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • free thought — free′ thought′ n. thought unrestrained by deference to authority, tradition, or established belief, esp. in matters of religion • Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • free-thought — freeˈ thought noun • • • Main Entry: ↑free …   Useful english dictionary

  • free thought — index latitude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • free thought — noun the form of theological rationalism that believes in God on the basis of reason without reference to revelation • Syn: ↑deism • Derivationally related forms: ↑deistic (for: ↑deism), ↑deist (for: ↑d …   Useful english dictionary

  • free thought — thought unrestrained by deference to authority, tradition, or established belief, esp. in matters of religion. [1705 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • free thought — /fri ˈθɔt/ (say free thawt) noun 1. thought unrestrained by deference to authority, especially in matters of religion. 2. the school of thought which maintains that, in questions of religion, atheism is the only rationally acceptable conclusion …   Australian English dictionary

  • free thought — noun The principles of a freethinker; freethinking …   Wiktionary

  • free thought — right of each person to think what he wants …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Free-Thinkers — • Those who, abandoning the religious truths and moral dictates of the Christian Revelation, and accepting no dogmatic teaching on the ground of authority, base their beliefs on the unfettered findings of reason alone Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin …   Catholic encyclopedia

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