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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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When I converse with the freest of my neighbors, I perceive that, whatever they may say about the magnitude and seriousness of the question, and their regard for the public tranquillity, the long and the short of the matter is, that they cannot spare the protection of the existing government, and they dread the consequences to their property and families of disobedience to it.
When asked by reporters if Hong Kong is still the world's freest economy, Mrs Lam said the city has its advantages.
Stand-up comedy is stated to be the "freest form of comedy writing" that is normally regarded as an "extension of" the person performing.
He made the announcement during his address at the inaugural marking of June 12 as Democracy Day in honour of the 1993 election that was thought to be the freest in the democratic history of Nigeria.
President Tsai Ing-wen, who also attended the conference, said Taiwan is the freest country in the Indo-Pacific region in terms of religion.
The Philippine press 'is the freest in the region,' Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Wednesday as he dared visiting foreign journalists to prove their allegations that press freedom in the country is diminishing.
Economic freedom: Philippines ranks 70th !-- -- Lito Katigbak (The Philippine Star) - February 2, 2019 - 12:00am WASHINGTON ndash The Philippines has the world's 70th freest economy though its overall economic freedom score decreased by 1.2 points from last year to 63.8 points, The Heritage Foundation said.
BAHRAIN is the freest country in the Gulf and second freest in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to a new index.
"This has been the freest and fairest Ballon d'Or selection in world's history," she said.
According to the results of the survey, the freest Internet in Estonia, Iceland and Canada - in these countries there was not a single case of state censorship or government pressure on the network.
'We are also here to make sure that the elections are held in a freest and fairest way possible.