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  1. (past of, unfetter)
  1. Not bound by chains or shackles.
    • 1841 " w:Charles Dickens, Charles Dickens, s:Barnaby Rudge, Barnaby Rudge, ch. 68
    • :In a corner of the market among the pens for cattle, Barnaby knelt down, and pausing every now and then to pass his hand over his father"s face, or look up to him with a smile, knocked off his irons. When he had seen him spring, a free man, to his feet, and had given vent to the transport of delight which the sight awakened, he went to work upon his own, which soon fell rattling down upon the ground, and left his limbs .
      1. (context, by extension) Not restricted.
    • 1916 " w:Easter_Proclamation, Easter_Proclamation (s:Proclamation of the Republic, Proclamation of the Republic)
    • :We declare the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland, and to the control of Irish destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible.
    Etymology: From un- + fettered.

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