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FREEDMAN Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

In Roman law. One who was set free from a state of bondage; anemancipated slave. The word is used in the same sense in the United States, respectingnegroes who were formerly slaves. Fairfield v. Lawson, 50 Conn. 513, 47 Am. Rep. 669;Davenport v. Caldwell, 10 S. C. 333.


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