freeborn

adjective
free·​born | \ ˈfrē-ˈbȯrn How to pronounce freeborn (audio) \

Definition of freeborn

1 : not born in vassalage or slavery
2 : of, relating to, or befitting one that is freeborn

Examples of freeborn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Phalanx warfare was so common in ancient Greece that most freeborn males took part in it many times. James Romm, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 Phalanx warfare was so common in ancient Greece that most freeborn males took part in it many times. James Romm, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 Robert—a man born in Africa, enslaved in America, and now a free farmer—and his freeborn African-American herbalist wife, Mary, had worked diligently to ensure this security for themselves and their children. Janet Barber, Scientific American, 9 Nov. 2021 Phalanx warfare was so common in ancient Greece that most freeborn males took part in it many times. James Romm, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 Phalanx warfare was so common in ancient Greece that most freeborn males took part in it many times. James Romm, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 Phalanx warfare was so common in ancient Greece that most freeborn males took part in it many times. James Romm, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 Phalanx warfare was so common in ancient Greece that most freeborn males took part in it many times. James Romm, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 Phalanx warfare was so common in ancient Greece that most freeborn males took part in it many times. James Romm, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of freeborn

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Freeborn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freeborn. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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