Presidential Medal of Freedom

noun

Definition of Presidential Medal of Freedom

: medal of freedom In February 2011, President Barack Obama bestowed upon [Stan] Musial the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States …— John Jeansonne, Newsday, 20 Jan. 2013

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First Known Use of Presidential Medal of Freedom

1963, in the meaning defined above

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