In the purest sense, freedom and meaning cannot coexist.
Meaning is by its very nature unfree. For “meaning” to exist, a thing must be one thing and not another thing. The nature of meaning, at every level, beginning with simple lexical denotation, is one of circumscription and control. Meaning is that by which the miasma of free-ness is domesticated and turned into a sphere of control.
And humans live by meaning.
They do not live, despite what they think, by freedom.