Definition of free speech in English:

free speech


  • another term for freedom of speech
    • ‘How has this association arisen between free speech and a right to know?’
    • ‘This is a blatant infringement on the basic constitution of the right to free speech.’
    • ‘This was a significant victory for free speech and the right to protest.’
    • ‘Most importantly, we need to trust the public with free speech and strong ideas.’
    • ‘I am still naive enough that I'd like our country run on a basis of free speech and civil liberties.’
    • ‘With the advent of the Internet, the right to free speech has become a realization.’
    • ‘I've always thought that the basic right to free speech has got a bit mixed up somewhere.’
    • ‘Another of his hallmarks was a consistent struggle for free speech and human rights.’
    • ‘We are committed to the pursuit of freedom, free speech and genuine tolerance.’
    • ‘Could we defend his right to free speech, even if so much of what he said was politically incorrect?’
    • ‘The authors wish to codify and clarify where privacy and free speech rights begin and end.’
    • ‘We live in a democratic society where everyone has the right to free speech and a fair hearing.’
    • ‘Could it be that the forum of free speech is a right to be doled out only to those deemed politically worthy?’
    • ‘Yet today the courts are developing the UK human rights law on free speech in relation to a right to privacy.’
    • ‘At the same time, the right to free speech does not absolve us from our duty to behave responsibly.’
    • ‘Huge crowds marched to the square to assert their right to free speech.’
    • ‘Prohibitions against smoking and free speech have been in the news a lot lately.’
    • ‘The history of free speech in this country is the history of winning the freedom to argue about religion.’
    • ‘Another problem is the way that free speech tends to be seen as a slogan of the right.’
    • ‘As recent cases show, free speech is being censored in the name of privacy under the Human Rights Act.’