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free

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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For Raleigh promised, if he were set free, to seek once more the fabled Golden City, and this time he swore to find it and bring home treasure untold to his master the King.
All the prisoners on account of witchcraft were set free.
Almost every other prisoner he had ever captured had been set free or even loaded with benefits.
appears to have been bounteously treated and promptly set free.
Two other offenders were set free; one was released on medical grounds while a minor was set free with a warning.
Marawi City police authorities shot dead a fugitive, who was among the dozens of inmates set free by the Maute group last year, during an anti-drug operation on Saturday.
The judges also directed that the two be set free forthwith, but also that upon being set free, "Mr Abolfathi and Mr Mansour shall forthwith be repatriated back to their country.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the Islamabad High Court's decision to set free two men who had been charged with murdering a police officer and injuring three others.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi warplanes killed 29 ISIL militants and set free 24 civilians from the group's captivity as operations to recapture the city approach their end.
He was sent to judicial remand till Nov 19, but a court picked his case Thursday, and ordered him to be set free on bail.
com/articles/177164/Bulgarian+Customs+Officers+%27Detained%27+in+Operation+at+Turkey+Border">operation at the border cross checkpoint Lesovo have been set free, reported Nova TV.
Summary: Lawyer Mohammad Khaled Rustom announced Monday that the accusatory committee in Beirut has decided to set free Toufic Hisso, a man arrested in connection with the illegal internet scandal, the National News Agency reported.