Definition of unfree in English:

unfree

Line breaks: un¦free
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈfriː
 
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adjective

Deprived or devoid of liberty: as long as a man was unfree he had no access to justice slavery is just one form of unfree labour
More example sentences
  • Another form of unfree labour was deployed in colonised Australia.
  • The act instructs American ambassadors and embassy staffs to draw up democracy transition plans for unfree regimes, with input from nonviolent opposition movements in the various countries.
  • The triangular slave trade had begun to supply these Atlantic colonies with unfree African labour, for work on tobacco, rice and sugar plantations.

Derivatives

unfreedom

noun
More example sentences
  • The best resistance we can offer to the agents of unfreedom is to go on having free, vibrant, open societies.
  • So he knew at firsthand the humiliating unfreedom that comes from poverty.
  • Freedom is hard to define, let alone achieve, but those who are unfree know exactly what unfreedom is.

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