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Rights vs. Freedom

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Rightsnoun

plural of right

Freedomnoun

(uncountable) The state of being free, of not being imprisoned or enslaved.

‘Having recently been released from prison, he didn't know what to do with his newfound freedom.’;

Rights

Rights are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people according to some legal system, social convention, or ethical theory. Rights are of essential importance in such disciplines as law and ethics, especially theories of justice and deontology.

Freedomnoun

(countable) The lack of a specific constraint, or of constraints in general; a state of being free, unconstrained.

‘Freedom of speech is a basic democratic value.’; ‘People in our city enjoy many freedoms.’; ‘Every child has a right to freedom from fear and freedom from want.’;

Freedomnoun

Frankness; openness; unreservedness.

Freedomnoun

Improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum.

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Freedomnoun

The state of being free; exemption from the power and control of another; liberty; independence.

‘Made captive, yet deserving freedom more.’;

Freedomnoun

Privileges; franchises; immunities.

‘Your charter and your caty's freedom.’;

Freedomnoun

Exemption from necessity, in choise and action; as, the freedom of the will.

Freedomnoun

Ease; facility; as, he speaks or acts with freedom.

Freedomnoun

Frankness; openness; unreservedness.

‘I emboldened spake and freedom used.’;

Freedomnoun

Improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum; license.

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Freedomnoun

Generosity; liberality.

Freedomnoun

the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints

Freedomnoun

immunity from an obligation or duty

Freedom

Freedom, generally, is having the ability to act or change without constraint. Something is if it can change easily and is not constrained in its present state.

‘free’;

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