freemen

freeman

[free-muhn]
noun, plural freemen.
1.
a person who is free; a person who enjoys personal, civil, or political liberty.
2.
a person who enjoys or is entitled to citizenship, franchise, or other special privilege: a freeman of a city.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English freman, Old English frēoman. See free, man1

nonfreeman, noun, plural nonfreemen.
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freeman (ˈfriːmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  a person who is not a slave or in bondage
2.  a person who enjoys political and civil liberties; citizen
3.  a person who enjoys a privilege or franchise, such as the freedom of a city

Freeman (ˈfriːmən)
 
n
Cathy, full name Catherine Astrid Salome Freeman. born 1973, Australian sprinter; winner of the 200m and 400m in the 1994 Commonwealth Games and the 400m in the 2000 Olympic Games

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freeman
O.E. freoman; see free + man.
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