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Freedom, 1) liberty, opposed to confinement: Meas. I, 2, 138. Err. V, 250. R3 IV, 4, 223. H8 I, 2, 200. Cor. I, 9, 87. Tim. I, 2, 69. Cymb. V, 4, 16. Opposed to banishment: R2 I, 3, 273. Caes. III, 1, 54. Lr. I, 1, 184.
2) liberty, opposed to a state of subjection, independence: Ven. 160. Compl. 143 “(stand in f.).” Tp. II, 2, 190. III, 1, 89. V, 96. Tw. II, 5, 207. H6A V, 3, 116. H6B IV, 8, 28. Tit. I, 17. Caes. III, 1, 78. Caes. III, 1, 78 Caes. III, 1, 78 Ant. II, 6, 17. “thou shalt have the air at f.” Tp. IV, 266. “where I have lived at honest f.” Cymb. III, 3, 71.
3) exemption, the state of not being affected with a thing: “age from folly could not give me f.” Ant. I, 3, 57.
4) franchise, warranted right: “mine eye my heart thy picture's sight would bar, my heart mine eye the f. of that right,” Sonn. 46, 4. “doth impeach the f. of the state, if they deny him justice,” Merch. III, 2, 280. “let the danger light upon your charter and your city's f.” IV, 1, 39. “I speak it in the f. of my knowledge,” Wint. I, 1, 12. “dispropertied their --s,” Cor. II, 1, 264.
5) unreservedness, openness: “you cannot with such f. purge yourself.” H8 V, 1, 103 (or is it == so as to prove your perfect innocence?).
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