Emancipate : Definition


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Pronunciation : E*man"ci*pate
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [L. emancipatus, p. p. of emancipare to emancipate; e + mancipare to transfer ownership in, fr. manceps purchaser, as being one who laid his hand on the thing bought; manus hand + capere to take. See Manual, and Capable.]
Definition : Defn: To set free from the power of another; to liberate; as: (a) To set free, as a minor from a parent; as, a father may emancipate a child. (b) To set free from bondage; to give freedom to; to manumit; as, to emancipate a slave, or a country. Brasidas . . . declaring that he was sent to emancipate Hellas. Jowett (Thucyd. ).

(c) To free from any controlling influence, especially from anything which exerts undue or evil influence; as, to emancipate one from prejudices or error. From how many troublesome and slavish impertinences . . . he had emancipated and freed himself. Evelyn. To emancipate the human conscience. A. W. Ward.

t. [imp. & p. p. Emancipated; p. pr. & vb. n. Emancipating.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : E*man"ci*pate
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. emancipatus, p. p.]
Definition : Defn: Set at liberty.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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