academic freedom

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Calque of German akademische Freiheit.[1] First attested in English in 1901.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

academic freedom

  1. The right to teach or learn freely without unreasonable interference from authority, or fear of reprisal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5)