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free speech

Origin of free speech
1840-50, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Weinstock, Harris, report on San Diego free-speech fight, 266.

    The I.W.W. Paul Frederick Brissenden
  • "You might look worse 'n him," replied our free-speech hostess.

    Immortal Youth Lucien Price
  • The unions' free-speech, free-assembly victory of the past summer was instantly cancelled.

  • No attempt is made here to go into the various strikes and free-speech controversies in more than a very cursory manner.

    The I.W.W. Paul Frederick Brissenden
  • The most serious of these was the Everett free-speech controversy which culminated in the fatal tragedy of November 6, 1916.

    The I.W.W. Paul Frederick Brissenden
British Dictionary definitions for free-speech

free speech

the right to express one's opinions publicly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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