Definition of freedom of speech in English:

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freedom of speech


[mass noun]
The power or right to express one’s opinions without censorship, restraint, or legal penalty: the move would further harm freedom of speech in the region
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  • Most governments, whether out of principle or political prudence, saw the need for some reforms of the franchise and some legal protection for freedom of speech and publication.
  • The human rights activist has used her elevated profile to urge the government to allow greater freedom of speech.
  • A government that funds universities and respects freedom of speech, ought not to make funding conditional on viewpoint in any way.
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