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unfetter

[uhn-fet-er] /ʌnˈfɛt ər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to release from fetters.
2.
to free from restraint; liberate.
Origin of unfetter
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English unfeteren. See un-2, fetter
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  • How Travers managed it no one could tell, but his own unfettered joy drove doubt and care from the little room.

    The Place Beyond the Winds Harriet T. Comstock
  • The Word of God might be useful in its way, but only as studied with unfettered thought.

    Life in London Edwin Hodder
  • Mr. Gladstone and Mr. Bright would doubtless have gone much further in the path of reform if unfettered by ducal retainers.

    The Galaxy Various
  • His will, like his imagination, wanders free and unfettered.

  • Our coolies stood ready to carry us, but all preferred the freedom of their unfettered limbs.

    From Egypt to Japan Henry M. Field
British Dictionary definitions for unfettered

unfettered

/ʌnˈfɛtəd/
adjective
1.
released from physical or mental bonds; unrestrained

unfetter

/ʌnˈfɛtə/
verb (transitive)
1.
to release from fetters, bonds, etc
2.
to release from restraint or inhibition
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Word Origin and History for unfettered

unfetter

v.

mid-14c., from un- (2) "opposite of" + fetter (v.). The figurative sense is recorded from late 14c. Related: Unfettered; unfettering.

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