Definition of freeborn
1 : not born in vassalage or slavery
2 : of, relating to, or befitting one that is freeborn
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Five percent of the freeborn men of the Hellenic world would trek their way there.
The exhibit also features the first black man to play Othello in London: a freeborn American, Ira Aldridge, in 1825, at the age of 17.
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Definition of freeborn for English Language Learners
: not born in slavery
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