Freedom (disambiguation)

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Freedom, generally, is the ability or right to change or act without constraint.

Freedom may also refer to:


  • Artistic freedom, freedom of expression and publication
  • Autonomy, the capacity to make an informed, un-coerced decision
  • Civil liberties, personal guarantees and freedoms that government cannot abridge without due process
  • Freedom of association, an individual's right to join or leave groups voluntarily, the right of the group to take collective action to pursue the interests of its members, and the right of an association to accept or decline membership based on certain criteria
  • Freedom of choice, an individual's opportunity and autonomy
  • Freedom of speech, the right to communicate one's opinions and ideas
  • Freedom of thought, the freedom of an individual to hold or consider a fact, viewpoint, or thought, independent of others' viewpoints
  • Freethought, an epistemological viewpoint which holds that beliefs should not be formed on the basis of authority, tradition, revelation, or dogma, and that beliefs should instead be reached by other methods such as logic, reason, and empirical observation
  • Free will, the ability to choose between courses of action
  • Liberty, the ability to do as one pleases
  • Moral responsibility, the status of deserving praise or blame for an act or omission
  • Rights, legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement


  • Freedom (application), a software utility designed to allow a person to block their own access to the Internet for a set period of time
  • Freedom! (video game), a 1992 educational computer game on the history of slavery
  • Internet freedom, an umbrella term that encompasses digital rights, freedom of information, the right to Internet access, freedom from Internet censorship, and net neutrality
  • Software freedom, a social movement promoting the freedom to run, study and change software



United States[edit]

Arts and entertainment[edit]


Film and television[edit]





  • Freedom (Frudakis), a 2000 sculpture by Zenos Frudakis in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
  • Freedom (Tibor), a 1985 sculpture by Alfred Tibor in Columbus, Ohio, US
  • Statue of Freedom, an 1863 sculpture by Thomas Crawford atop the dome of the US Capitol
  • Miss Freedom, 1889 statue on the dome of the Georgia State Capitol (US)
  • Freedom Sculpture, a 2017 sculpture by Cecil Balmond in Los Angeles, California, US

Other arts[edit]

Mathematics and physics[edit]



Other uses[edit]

  • Freedom (Azerbaijan), an electoral alliance in Azerbaijan
  • Freedom (charity), a UK charity dedicated to helping victims of forced marriage
  • Freedom House, a non-profit organization group in Washington, D.C., best known for political advocacy surrounding issues of democracy, political freedom, and human rights
  • Freedom in the World, a yearly survey and report by the U.S.-based non-governmental organization Freedom House that measures the degree of civil liberties and political rights in every nation and significant related and disputed territories around the world
  • Freedom of the City, an honour bestowed by a municipality upon a valued member of the community or an important visitor
  • Freedom, Inc., a 1961 political organization of African-American political activists in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Freedom Furniture, a furniture retailer in Australia and New Zealand

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