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freedom to roam (uncountable)

  1. The general public's right to access public or privately owned land for their own recreation or exercise.
    Synonyms: everyman's right, right to roam
    • 1998, Andrew Light, Jonathan M. Smith, Philosophy and Geography II: The Production of Public Space, Rowman & Littlefield (→ISBN), page 179:
      The Forestry Commission generally operated a freedom to roam policy whereby public access was not constrained except where young trees had been planted.


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