What does freeborn mean?

Definitions for freebornˈfriˌbɔrn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. freeborn(adj)

    born free of free parents


  1. freeborn(Adjective)

    Born free rather than in bondage or as a slave

  2. Origin: From free + born.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Freeborn(adj)

    born free; not born in vassalage; inheriting freedom


  1. Freeborn

    "Freeborn" is a term associated with political agitator John Lilburne, a member of the Levellers, a 17th-century English political party. As a word, "freeborn" means to be born free, rather than to be born in slavery or bondage or vassalage. Lilburne argued for basic human rights that he termed "freeborn rights", which he defined as being rights that every human being is born with, as opposed to rights bestowed by government or by human law. John Lilburne's concept of freeborn rights, and the writings of Richard Overton another Leveller, may have influenced the concept of unalienable rights, mentioned in the United States Declaration of Independence. Other historians, according to Edward Ashbee, consider that it is not the tradition of "Freeborn Englishmen", as espoused by Lilburne, Overton, John Milton and John Locke, that were the major influence on the concept of unalienable rights in the United States Declaration of Independence but "an attempt to recreate 'civic republicanism' established in classical Greece and Rome".


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of freeborn in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of freeborn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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