From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfreemanfree‧man /ˈfriːmən/ noun (plural freemen /-mən/) [countable] FREE TO DO WHAT YOU WANTsomeone who is not a slave
Examples from the Corpus
freemanWithout this right he can not be a freeman.He became a freeman of the London Grocers' Company on 7 July 1612.William became a freeman of the Stationers' Company on 6 December 1591.Rather curiously Culpeper did not become a freeman until 1714.All Frankish freemen were required to serve in campaigns when summoned, unpaid and providing their own equipment.The poorest of freemen had been independent and strong.