freeman etymology

English word freeman comes from English -man, English free

Detailed word origin of freeman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-man English (eng) In certain cases, someone (implied male) who derives from a particular nationality.. Someone (implied male) who has special characteristics relating to a topic or area.. Someone (implied male) who is an expert in an area.. Someone (implied male) who is employed or holds a position in an area.
free English (eng) (UK, legal, obsolete) Certain or honourable; the opposite of base.. (abstract) Unconstrained.. (botany, mycology) Not attached; loose.. (by extension, chiefly, advertising slang) complimentary. (dated) Invested with a particular freedom or franchise; enjoying certain immunities or privileges; admitted to special rights; followed by of.. (dated) Ready; eager; acting without spurring or [...]
freeman English (eng) (Australia, historical) A person who immigrated to Australia freely, as opposed to those transported as convicts, or such a transported convict who has regained his freedom.. (US, _, &, _, Canada, historical) An independent fur trapper.. (historical) A burgher with full freedom of a city, as opposed to nobles, outsiders, bondsmen, and others.. (usually as two words) A person who is a citizen [...]

Words with the same origin as freeman

Descendants of -man
bowman businessman cameraman cartman chairman congressman councilman doorman fireman fisherman gunman handyman hangman hitman madman milkman policeman postman salesman sandman seaman snowman watchman wingman