Part of speech: noun

An emancipated slave.

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Usage examples "freedman":

  1. Such was the experience of Francisco Xavier de Luna Victoria, son of a freedman, a Panama charcoal burner, whose chief ambition was to educate this young man for the priesthood. - "The History of the Negro Church", Carter Godwin Woodson.
  2. This boar made his first bow as the last course of yesterday's dinner and was dismissed by the guests, so today he comes back as a freedman! - "The Satyricon, Complete", Petronius Arbiter.
  3. Under the direction of the freedman Euodus, the armed men sought the outcast in her gardens, where she lay prostrate on the ground, by the side of her mother Lepida. - "Walks in Rome", Augustus J.C. Hare.