Translation of freeman in Spanish:


hombre libre, n.

Pronunciation /ˈfrimən/ /ˈfriˌmæn/ /ˈfriːmən/

nounplural freemen

  • 1

    (not slave)
    hombre libre masculine
    • Although Norwich's custumal prohibited serfs from becoming freemen, it may be doubted that a thorough enquiry was made of the background of each applicant.
    • Above the serfs were the Villeins, freemen who were tied to their lord's land, equivalent to the Saxon gebur.
    • The problem of loyalty was reflected in the ceremonial developments of the act of commendation in which a freeman became a vassal.
    • These freemen were also responsible for helping the lord of the shire when he went hunting, and for various other services.
    • Bordars were reported on more than 90 per cent of estates, villans on about 60 per cent and freemen and sokemen on about 10 per cent of estates.
  • 2

    ciudadano masculine
    • During a 20-minute ceremony attended by 600 guests, including schoolchildren, local residents and dignitaries, the Prince was invested as a freeman of the city.
    • Over the years, field marshals, generals, prime ministers and archbishops have been made honorary freemen of the city, although Winston Churchill did not take up the offer.
    • The former manager of Derby County, Nottingham Forest and, briefly, Leeds United became the first living person to be made an honorary freeman of the city of Derby.
    • His father, also called William, was a hairdresser and was made a freeman of the city, an honour which passed to his son.
    • He shook off controversy surrounding the award to become an honorary freeman of his home borough of Stockport.
    • Any member of the Vintners' Company is a freeman of the City of London and is still allowed to sell wine without applying for a licence.
    • I'm a proud Scot, a freeman of my native Edinburgh and a UK citizen, but this law treats me as a foreigner.
    • But an honour that seems to mean more to him than most was being made a freeman of Salford, his native city.
    • Former Geraldton mayor Phil Cooper was made the city's fifth freeman this week in recognition of his 31 years service to the local council.
    • Next month he will be made a freeman of his native Kilkenny.
    • He is favourite to become the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year and has also been made a freeman of Newcastle-upon-Tyne by the city council.
    • Honorary freemen can be elected by councillors to ‘persons of distinction and any persons who have rendered eminent services to the borough’ according to the Local Government Act 1972.
    • The freedom is the highest tribute a borough can bestow, and although in modern times it is an honour only and confers no legal rights, honorary freemen are often invited to important ceremonial occasions.
    • I think old JK will be pretty upset when he finds out I've been made a freeman of East Lothian before him.
    • The married father of two sons is a freeman of Blackpool, was awarded the OBE in the Millennium honours list and made a Deputy Lieutenant for Lancashire in 2004.
    • His father, Pat, was mayor twice - in 1976 and 1993-and was later made a freeman following his retirement from the council.
    • Now Scarborough Council is proposing to make the presenter a freeman, an honour awarded to only a handful of worthies, including playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn.
    • He was made a freeman of Fife in 1998, adding to the MBE he had received, and was knighted in 1999.
    • He is a grandson of Dr Pat O’ Callaghan, a twice-Olympic gold medallist and one of Clonmel's freemen.
    • From 1885, it was possible for a borough to create honorary freemen as a mark of local esteem.
  • 3

    (of city)
    ciudadano de honor masculine