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[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’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The newspaper does not necessarily support the views of its columnists but we do support their right to freedom of speech.’
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