[ih-man-suh-pey-shuh n] /ɪˌmæn səˈpeɪ ʃən/

the act of .
the state or fact of being .
the act of freeing or state of being freed; liberation
(informal) freedom from inhibition and convention

1630s, “a setting free,” from French émancipation, from Latin emancipationem (nominative emancipatio), noun of action from past participle stem of emancipare (see emancipate). Specifically with reference to U.S. slavery from 1785. In Britain, with reference to easing of restrictions on Catholics, etc.


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