1the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants:we do have some freedom of choice [count noun]:he talked of revoking some of the freedoms
absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government:he was a champion of Irish freedom
the power of self-determination attributed to the will; the quality of being independent of fate or necessity.
2the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved:the shark thrashed its way to freedom
the state of being unrestricted and able to move easily:the shorts have a side split for freedom of movement
unrestricted use of something:the dog has the freedom of the house when we are out
3 (freedom from) the state of not being subject to or affected by (something undesirable):government policies to achieve freedom from want
4 (the freedom of ——) British a special privilege or right of access, especially that of full citizenship of a city granted to a public figure as an honour:he accepted the freedom of the City of Glasgow
5 archaic familiarity or openness in speech or behaviour.