In a free manner; without restraint or compulsion; abundantly; gratuitously. "Of every tree of the garden thou mayst freely eat." (Gen. Ii. 16) "Freely ye have received, freely give." (Matt. X. 8) "Freely they stood who stood, and fell who fell." (Milton) "Freely we serve Because we freely love." (Milton)

Synonyms: Independently, voluntarily, spontaneously, unconditionally, unobstructedly, willingly, readily, liberally, generously, bounteously, munificently, bountifully, abundantly, largely, copiously, plentifully, plenteously.

Origin: AS. Freolice.

(01 Mar 1998)