Meaning of Presidential Medal of Freedom

Presiden'tial Med'al of Free'dom

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  1. a medal awarded by the president of the U.S. to any citizen who has made an exceptionally meritorious contribution to the security or national interest of the U.S., to world peace, or to cultural or other significant endeavors.
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