Definitions for freedmanˈfrid mən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word freedman
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who has been freed from slavery.
Origin of freedman:
a person who has been freed from slavery
A man who has been released from a condition of slavery.
"Education was a high priority for Appalachian freedmen and freedwomen just as it was for blacks throughout the Reconstruction South." (John C. Inscoe, Appalachians and Race: "Introduction" 7, 2001)
a man who has been a slave, and has been set free
A freedman is a former slave who has been released from slavery, usually by legal means. Historically, slaves became freedmen either by manumission or emancipation. A fugitive slave is one who escaped slavery by fleeing.
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