Definition of Freedom of the press

1. Noun. A right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

Generic synonyms: Civil Right
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Freedom of the press

1. Noun. The right of citizens or the media of the United States to print, or otherwise disseminate, speech, ideas and opinions without fear or harm of prosecution. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Freedom Of The Press

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freedom fighters
freedom fries
freedom from cruel and unusual punishment
freedom from discrimination
freedom from double jeopardy
freedom from involuntary servitude
freedom from search and seizure
freedom from self-incrimination
freedom of contract
freedom of expression
freedom of movement
freedom of religion
freedom of speech
freedom of the press (current term)
freedom of the seas
freedom of thought
freedom ride
freedom rider
freedom to bear arms
freedom to roam
freedoms of the air

Literary usage of Freedom of the press

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The Constitution of the United States specifically prohibits Congress from passing any law abridging the freedom of the press. The constitutions of most of ..."

2. The Afro-American Press and Its Editors by Irvine Garland Penn (1891)
"THE freedom of the press. turned as a formidable enemy against a certain ... The inference is, that outside of this, there is no freedom of the press, ..."

3. English Constitutional History from the Teutonic Conquest to the Present Time by Thomas Pitt Taswell-Langmead (1905)
"Freedom of the Press completely established. Lord Campbell's Libel Act, 1843. new trial. Miller and other printers who were subsequently tried (or printing ..."

4. The Jeffersonian Cyclopedia: A Comprehensive Collection of the Views of by Thomas Jefferson (1900)
"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without ... freedom of the press I deem [one of the] essential principles of our ..."

5. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"Right of public meeting; not the creation of positive law; The only restraints upon the freedom of the press that have not so far been noticed are those ..."

6. Anti-slavery Manual: Containing a Collection of Facts and Arguments on by La Roy Sunderland (1837)
"No laws shall be passed regulating or restraining the freedom of the press. Massachusetts, The liberty of the press is essential to security of freedom in a ..."

7. A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative by Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1888)
"No law shall be passed regulating or restraining the freedom of the press; and, in prosecutions for any publication respecting the official conduct of men ..."

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