freedom of association
- The constitutional right to gather and align with others, either for personal relationships or as part of a group sharing a common viewpoint or purpose. This often includes the right to assemble and to express oneself freely
- The union members cited their freedom of association when the company tried to prevent their meetings.
- The advocacy group fought to protect their freedom of association amid strict government regulations.
- In high school civics class, she learned about the importance of freedom of association in a democracy.