freedom of speech
- 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
- Her freedom of speech allowed her to voice her strong opinions on the matter without fear of governmental punishment.
- Despite the controversy, his public comments were protected under the right to freedom of speech.
- While freedom of speech provides wide latitude in expression, it does not permit actions that may cause immediate physical harm or danger.