Free State

noun

Definition of Free State

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Free State

geographical name
variants: or Vrystaat \ ˈfrā-​ˌstät How to pronounce Free State (audio) , ˈfrī-​ \ or formerly Orange Free State \ ˈȯr-​inj How to pronounce Free State (audio) , ˈär-​ , -​ənj \

Definition of Free State (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of Free State

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1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Free State.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Free%20State. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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