(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. freedom, independence, emancipation; right, license, privilege. See permission, exemption. Ant., slavery. servitude.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Freedom from bondage]
Syn. deliverance, emancipation, enfranchisement; see freedom 1 .
2. [Freedom from occupation]
Syn. rest, leave, relaxation; see freedom 2 , leisure , recreation .
3. [Freedom to choose]
Syn. permission, alternative, decision; see choice 1 , selection 1 .
4. [The rights supposedly natural to man]
Syn. freedom, free speech, suffrage, autonomy, sovereignty, franchise, independence, enfranchisement, freedom from arbitrary government, freedom from despotic government, power of choice, right of habeas corpus, affranchisement, opportunity, right, immunity, privilege, exemption, birthright, self-government, education, enlightenment, bail, life, self-development, self-determination, autarchy; see also democracy 2 .
See Synonym Study at freedom .
at liberty,
Syn. unrestricted, unlimited, not confined; see free 1 , 2 .
take liberties,
Syn. be too familiar, be too impertinent, act too freely, use carelessly; see abuse 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
freedom, release, emancipation, liberation, autonomy, self-determination, nonrestriction, independence, privilege, license, sovereignty, latitude, unrestraint. ''A power to do as we would be done by.''—John Quincy Adams.
ANT.: enslavement, restriction, restraint
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The state of not being in confinement or servitude: emancipation, freedom, liberation, manumission. See FREE. 2. The condition of being politically free: autonomy, freedom, independence, independency, self-government, sovereignty. See DEPENDENCE, FREE. 3. Departure from normal rules or procedures: freedom, license. See RESTRAINT.

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