free thought

noun
thought unrestrained by deference to authority, tradition, or established belief, especially in matters of religion.

Origin:
1705–15

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free thought
 
n
thought unrestrained and uninfluenced by dogma or authority, esp in religious matters

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Example sentences
Huge oppressive government fighting their people every day to prohibit free
  thought, free speech, and human rights.
The world is mind precipitated, and the volatile essence is forever escaping
  again into the state of free thought.
The point of the trial was to protect free thought and healthy inquiry.
They argue that the patent is invalid because it restricts free speech and free
  thought.
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