Freedom Law and Legal Definition

Freedom is the state of being liberated or free. It can also be a political right.

The term freedom in a broader sense includes:

a) the condition of being free of restraints;

b) liberty of a person from slavery, detention, or oppression;

c) political independence and exemption from the arbitrary exercise of authority in the performance of a specific action;

d) a civil liberty, that is a guaranteed protection against interference with the interests and rights held dear and important by large classes of civilized men, or by all the members of a state. Such liberty is coupled with an effectual share in the making and administration of the laws;

e) exemption from an onerous and unpleasant condition;

f) the ability or capacity to exercise choice or free will;

g) ease or facility of movement;

h) right of enjoying all of the privileges of membership or citizenship;

i) and; a right or the power to engage in certain actions without control or interference.