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  1. Free State
    IPA[frē stāt]
  2. noun

    • 1. (before the Civil War) a state of the US in which slavery was illegal.

    • 2. a name for Maryland

    • 3. a province in central South Africa, situated to the north of the Orange River; capital, Bloemfontein.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: free state, plural noun: free states