Definition of freedom of speech in English:

Share this entry

freedom of speech

noun

[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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.