ac'adem'ic free'dom

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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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