Free State

Free State
I. noun Date: 1819 a state of the United States in which slavery was prohibited before the Civil War II. geographical name or Vrystaat or formerly Orange Free State province E central Republic of South Africa between Orange & Vaal rivers area 49,992 square miles (129,480 square kilometers), population 2,767,000

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  • Free state — can refer to:* Free state (government), a type of loosely defined government. Historical examples include: ** Congo Free State ** Free State of Fiume ** Irish Free State ** Articles about German Free States after World War I: *** Free State of… …   Wikipedia

  • Free State — Vrystaat Freistaat Wappen Basisdaten Hauptstadt: Bloemfontein Fläche: Rang: in % Südafrikas …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Free State — the Free State a ↑province of South Africa, in the area south of Johannesburg and west of Lesotho, whose capital city is Bloemfontein. It used to be called the Orange Free State, and it was an independent state in the 19th century, but became… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Free State — Free′ State n. 1) amh. (before the Civil War) a state in which slavery was prohibited 2) why Irish Free State …   From formal English to slang

  • free state — ☆ free state n. any state of the U.S. in which slavery was forbidden before the Civil War …   English World dictionary

  • Free State — The Free State is a province of South Africa. The name is a popular contraction of the previous name the Orange Free State. Its capital is Bloemfontein which is also South Africa s judicial capital. On 9 June 1995 its name was changed from Orange …   Wikipedia

  • Free State — 1. U.S. Hist. (before the Civil War) a state in which slavery was prohibited. 2. See Irish Free State. [1640 50] * * * ▪ province, South Africa       province, east central Republic of South Africa. Under the name Orange Free State, it was… …   Universalium

  • Free State — /ˈfri steɪt/ (say free stayt) noun 1. a province in the central Republic of South Africa; a Boer republic, 1854–1900; a British colony (Orange River Colony), 1900–10. 129 437 km2. Capital: Bloemfontein. Formerly (until 1995), Orange Free State. 2 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Free State — noun 1. a Mid Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies • Syn: ↑Maryland, ↑Old Line State, ↑MD • Instance Hypernyms: ↑American state • Part Holonyms: ↑United States, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • free state — noun a) A political entity whose political status is less than that of a fully sovereign nation state, as with the former Congo Free State and the former Irish Free State. b) A Federal state, with allegiance to a larger entity, as currently with… …   Wiktionary

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