Definition of freedom of speech in English:

freedom of speech

noun

mass noun
  • The power or right to express one's opinions without censorship, restraint, or legal penalty.

    ‘the move would further harm freedom of speech in the region’
    • ‘A group filed suit against the university this summer, accusing the university of discriminating against them by setting admissions rules that violate their rights to freedom of speech and religion.’
    • ‘Most governments, whether out of principle or political prudence, saw the need for some reforms of the franchise and some legal protection for freedom of speech and publication.’
    • ‘The proposal represented one of the worst assaults on the freedom of speech and association ever proposed in the United States.’
    • ‘The human rights activist has used her elevated profile to urge the government to allow greater freedom of speech.’
    • ‘A government that funds universities and respects freedom of speech, ought not to make funding conditional on viewpoint in any way.’
    • ‘The newspaper does not necessarily support the views of its columnists but we do support their right to freedom of speech.’