1. The condition of being free of restraints.
2. Liberty of the person from slavery, detention, or oppression.
a. Political independence.
b. Exemption from the arbitrary exercise of authority in the performance of a specific action; civil liberty: freedom of assembly.
4. Exemption from an unpleasant or onerous condition: freedom from want.
5. The capacity to exercise choice; free will: We have the freedom to do as we please all afternoon.
6. Ease or facility of movement: loose sports clothing, giving the wearer freedom.
7. Frankness or boldness; lack of modesty or reserve: the new freedom in movies and novels.
a. The right to unrestricted use; full access: was given the freedom of their research facilities.
b. The right of enjoying all of the privileges of membership or citizenship: the freedom of the city.
9. A right or the power to engage in certain actions without control or interference: "the seductive freedoms and excesses of the picaresque form" John W. Aldridge.
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|Noun||1.||assimilation - the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family|
relationship - a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
|2.||assimilation - the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another|
social process - a process involved in the formation of groups of persons
[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman treson, from Latin trditi, trditin-, a handing over; see tradition.]