Definitions of freedom


freedoms is used in the plural to refer to different types of freedom eg the four freedoms under EU law (= the free movement of goods, services, capital and labour)

We believe their actions are violating one of the four fundamental freedoms of the internal market: the freedom to provide services.


the ability to go where you want because you are not in prison and there is nothing physically stopping you

He was finally granted his freedom ten years later.


the condition or right of being able to do what you want, think what you want, make your own decisions, and express your own opinions, without being controlled or limited

The law places severe restrictions on freedom of expression.