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freeborn

Syllabification: free·born
Pronunciation: /ˈfrēbôrn
 
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Definition of freeborn in English:

adjective

Not born in slavery.
Example sentences
  • It espoused ideas of the freeborn Englishman resisting the arbitrary powers of his masters and praying in his nonconformist chapel.
  • In it, he raged against the loss of liberty that the industrial revolution and interfering government had imposed on the freeborn citizens of Albion.
  • Schomburg was born on 24 January 1874 to an unwed freeborn mulatta, Maria Josepha, in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and raised in Puerto Rico by his mother's family.

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