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free thought

noun
1.
thought unrestrained by deference to authority, tradition, or established belief, especially in matters of religion.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15
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  • Universities are incubators of ideas and havens for free speech and free thought.
British Dictionary definitions for free thought

free thought

noun
1.
thought unrestrained and uninfluenced by dogma or authority, esp in religious matters
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