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freedman

[freed-muh n] /ˈfrid mən/
noun, plural freedmen.
1.
a man who has been freed from slavery.
Origin of freedman
1595-1605
1595-1605; freed + man1
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freedman

/ˈfriːdˌmæn/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a man who has been freed from slavery
Derived Forms
freedwoman, noun:feminine
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Word Origin and History for freedman
n.

"manumitted slave," c.1600, from past participle of free (adj.) + man (n.). Also cf. freeman.

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