- nounthe freedom of teachers and students to express their ideas in school without religious or political or institutional restrictions• Hypernyms: ↑freedom
* * *nounEtymology: translation of German akademische freiheit1. : freedom (as of a professor) to teach according to personal convictions about what is or appears to be the truth without fear of hindrance, loss of position, or other reprisal2. : freedom (as of a student) to learn and inquire fully in any field of investigation without fear of hindrance, dismissal, or other reprisal
* * *1. freedom of a teacher to discuss or investigate any controversial social, economic, or political problems without interference or penalty from officials, organized groups, etc.2. freedom of a student to explore any field or hold any belief without interference from the teacher.[1900-05, Amer.]
* * *academic freedom,1. the freedom of a teacher or student to investigate or discuss controversial political, economic, and social issues and problems without fear of interference or loss of standing.2. the freedom of an academic institution to decide what subjects it shall teach and how it will teach them.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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