freedman

[freed-muhn]
noun, plural freedmen.
a man who has been freed from slavery.

Origin:
1595–1605; freed + man1

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freedman (ˈfriːdˌmæn)
 
n , pl -men
a man who has been freed from slavery
 
'freedwoman
 
fem n

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freedman
"manumitted slave," c.1600, from pp. of free + man. Also cf. freeman.
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Example sentences for freedmen
To them he was also overly trusting, and easily manipulated by his wives and freedmen.
However, these same sources admit that the freedmen were loyal to claudius.
According to appian, the new settlers were drawn from freedmen of rome.
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