Definition of Presidential Medal of Freedom in English:

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Presidential Medal of Freedom



(In the US) a medal constituting the highest award that can be given to a civilian in peacetime.
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  • In 1996, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded to civilians making outstanding contributions to American life.
  • In 2000, Taylor was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award, by President Bill Clinton, for whom he delivered the sermon for the Inaugural Prayer Service in 1993.
  • Less than two months before his death, President Bush awarded him the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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