Free State

noun

Definition of Free State

: a state of the U.S. in which slavery was prohibited before the Civil War

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1819

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Free State

geographical name
variants: or Vrystaat play \ˈfrā-ˌstät, ˈfrī-\ or formerly Orange Free State play \ˈȯr-inj, ˈär-, -ənj\

Definition of Free State

province of the east central part of the Republic of South Africa between the Orange and Vaal rivers and bordering Lesotho area 49,992 square miles (129,480 square kilometers), population 2,745,590

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