[ih-man-suh-peyt] /ɪˈmæn səˌpeɪt/
verb (used with object), emancipated, emancipating.
to free from restraint, influence, or the like.
to free (a slave) from bondage.
Roman and Civil Law. to terminate paternal control over.
to free from restriction or restraint, esp social or legal restraint
(often passive) to free from the inhibitions imposed by conventional morality
to liberate (a slave) from bondage
1620s, from Latin emancipatus, past participle of emancipare “declare (someone) free, give up one’s authority over,” in Roman law, the freeing of a son or wife from the legal authority (patria potestas) of the pater familias, to make his or her own way in the world; from ex- “out, away” (see ex-) + mancipare “deliver, transfer or sell,” from mancipum “ownership,” from manus “hand” (see manual) + capere “take” (see capable). Related: Emancipated; emancipating. Adopted in the cause of religious toleration (17c.), then anti-slavery (1776). Also used in reference to women who free themselves from conventional customs (1850).
[ih-man-suh-pey-tid] /ɪˈmæn səˌpeɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. not constrained or restricted by custom, tradition, superstition, etc.: a modern, emancipated woman. 2. freed, as from slavery or bondage. [ih-man-suh-peyt] /ɪˈmæn səˌpeɪt/ verb (used with object), emancipated, emancipating. 1. to free from restraint, influence, or the like. 2. to free (a slave) from bondage. 3. Roman and Civil […]
[ih-man-suh-pey-shuh n] /ɪˌmæn səˈpeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state or fact of being . /ɪˌmænsɪˈpeɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of freeing or state of being freed; liberation 2. (informal) freedom from inhibition and convention n. 1630s, “a setting free,” from French émancipation, from Latin emancipationem (nominative emancipatio), noun of action […]
[ih-man-suh-pey-shuh-nist] /ɪˌmæn səˈpeɪ ʃə nɪst/ noun 1. a person who advocates , especially an advocate of the freeing of human beings from slavery.
noun, U.S. History. 1. the proclamation issued by President Lincoln on January 1, 1863, freeing the slaves in those territories still in rebellion against the Union. noun in US history, a declaration issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, freeing the slaves in those territories still rebelling against the Union A proclamation made […]