freedom of speech

Definition of "freedom of speech"
  1. The right held by individuals to share information, beliefs, and views without undue government interference, provided these expressions do not pose a serious, immediate threat; this right is especially protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
How to use "freedom of speech" in a sentence
  1. Her freedom of speech allowed her to voice her strong opinions on the matter without fear of governmental punishment.
  2. Despite the controversy, his public comments were protected under the right to freedom of speech.
  3. While freedom of speech provides wide latitude in expression, it does not permit actions that may cause immediate physical harm or danger.

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