free love

free love
   unrestricted copulation outside marriage
   The use implies an absence of concealment and disregard of convention. It is used for either sex:
    Dismal free love at a summer camp. (G. Greene, 1932)

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  • free love — n [U] old fashioned the practice or principle of having sex with people without being faithful to one person or without being married …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • free love — noun uncount the idea that people should have the freedom to have sex with as many different people as they like, whether or not they are married or in a relationship …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • free love — free′ love′ n. the practice of having sexual relations without legal marriage or continuing obligation • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • free love — ► NOUN ▪ the practice of having sexual relations without fidelity to one partner …   English terms dictionary

  • free love — ☆ free love n. the principle or practice of sexual relations unrestricted by marriage or other legal obligations …   English World dictionary

  • Free love — The term free love has been used since at least the nineteenth century [ [ bookOfTheOneidaCommunity/ The Handbook] of the Oneida Community claims to have coined the term around 1850, and laments… …   Wikipedia

  • free love — noun sexual intercourse between individuals who are not married to one another • Syn: ↑extramarital sex • Hypernyms: ↑unlawful carnal knowledge, ↑criminal congress • Hyponyms: ↑adultery, ↑criminal conversation, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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