Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section I. General Intersocial Volition

748. Freedom.

   NOUN:FREEDOM, liberty, independence; license (permission) [See Permission]; eleutherism [rare]; facility [See Facility].
  SCOPE, range, latitude, play; free -, full- -play, – scope; free field and no favor; swing, full swing, elbowroom, margin, rope, wide berth; Liberty Hall.
  FRANCHISE, denization; prerogative (dueness) [See Dueness].
  freeman, freedman, liveryman [London guilds], citizen, denizen.
  IMMUNITY, exemption; emancipation (liberation) [See Liberation]; affranchisement, enfranchisement; right, privilege.
  AUTONOMY, self-government, liberalism, free trade; self-determination; non-interference [See Hindrance]; Monroe Doctrine [U. S.].
  FREE LAND, freehold; alod or allod, alodium or allodium; frankalmoign or frankalmoigne [Eng. law], tenure in (or by) free alms [Eng. law]; dead hand, mortmain [law].
  INDEPENDENT, free lance, freethinker, free trader or freetrader; bushwhacker [U. S.].
   VERB:BE FREE &c. adj.; have -scope &c. n., – the run of, – one’s own way, – a will of one’s own, – one’s fling; do what one -likes, – wishes, – pleases, – chooses; go at large, feel at home, paddle one’s own canoe; stand on one’s rights; stand on one’s own legs; shift for oneself.
  TAKE A LIBERTY; make free with, make oneself quite at home; use a freedom; take leave, take French leave.
  FREE, liberate, set free [See Liberation]; give the reins to (permit) [See Permission]; allow -, give -scope &c. n. to; give a horse his head.
  make free of; give the -freedom of, – franchise; enfranchise, affranchise.
  laisser faire [F.], laisser aller [F.]; live and let live; leave to oneself; leave or let alone, mind one’s own business.
   ADJECTIVE:FREE, – as air; out of harness, independent, at large, loose, scot-free; left -alone, – to oneself.
  UNCONSTRAINED, unbuttoned, unconfined, unrestrained, unchecked, unprevented, unhindered, unobstructed, unbound, uncontrolled, untrammeled, uncaught; in full swing.
  UNSUBJECT, ungoverned, unenslaved, unenthralled, unchained, unshackled, unfettered, unreined, unbridled, uncurbed, unmuzzled, unvanquished.
  UNRESTRICTED, unlimited, unconditional; absolute; with unlimited -power, – opportunity; discretionary (optional) [See Will].
  unassailed, unforced, uncompelled.
  UNBIASED, unprejudiced, uninfluenced; spontaneous.
  FREE AND EASY; at -, at one’s- ease; dégagé [F.], quite at home; beyond all bounds; wanton, rampant, irrepressible.
  EXEMPT; freed [See Liberation]; freeborn; autonomous, freehold, alodial or allodial; eleutherian [rare].
  GRATUITOUS, gratis [See Cheapness]; for nothing, for love.
  UNCLAIMED, going a-begging.
   ADVERB:freely &c. adj.; ad libitum [L.] (at will) [See Will]; with no restraint [See Restraint].
  1. Ubi libertas ibi patria.
  2. For what avail the plough or sail, Or land or life, if freedom fail?—Emerson
  3. We must be free or die who speak the tongue That Shakespeare spake.—Wordsworth
  4. Oh! let me live my own, and die so too!—Pope
  5. He is the freeman whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves besides.—Cowper
  6. Where liberty dwells, there is my country.—Franklin
  7. Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.—Daniel Webster
  8. The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.—Thomas Jefferson