academic freedom

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English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

academic freedom (countable and uncountable, plural academic freedoms)

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

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References

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