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1. (of a country, etc.) autonomous or independent
2. (of jazz) totally improvised, with no preset melodic, harmonic, or rhythmic basis
3. Law of property
a. not subject to payment of rent or performance of services; freehold
b. not subject to any burden or charge, such as a mortgage or lien; unencumbered
4. Chem chemically uncombined
5. Logic denoting an occurrence of a variable not bound by a quantifier
6. Nautical (of the wind) blowing from the quarter

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On August 20, 1862, when Horace Greeley s New York Tribune demanded action against slavery, Lincoln had already decided on a proclamation freeing the slaves.
And because slave labor aided the South's war effort, a policy of freeing slaves would drain a key resource from the enemy whenever Union armies came near.
The Board of Tax Appeals picked up on the freeing of assets theory in Fulton Gold Corp., 31 BTA 519 (1934).