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Freelander (plural Freelanders)
- A person or group seeking political or personal freedom through emigration to and settlement of open land.
1922, Lewis Mumford, The Story of Utopias, page 28:
- ... or the Freelanders who dwelt within the imagination of a dry little Austrian economist, have had more influence upon the, lives of our contemporaries
1995, Charles Pierce LeWarne, Utopias on Puget Sound, 1885-1915, page 120:
- Residents farmed and fished to provide family needs— Freelanders initiated no ... The Freelanders recognized that their vision must remain limited.
2002, Donald F. Busky, Communism in history and theory, page 103:
- The Freelanders would instruct the black African natives in civilized ways,