Etymology
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free-range (adj.)

1960, from free range (n.) "open space available for free movement" (especially of domestic animals), 1821; see free (adj.) + range (n.). As a noun from 1912.

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Definitions of free-range

free-range (adj.)
of livestock and domestic poultry; permitted to graze or forage rather than being confined to a feedlot;
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