Complete Definition of "emancipate"

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From w:Latin|LatinCategory:Latin derivations emancipatus, past participle of emancipare to emancipate; e + mancipare to transfer ownership in, from manceps purchaser, as being one who laid his hand on the thing bought; manus hand + capere to take. See manual, and capable.

Verb
en-verb|emancipat|ing

  1. To set free from the power of another; to liberate; as:

:*To set free, as a minor from a parent; as, a father may emancipate a child.
:*To set free from bondage; to give freedom to; to manumit; as, to emancipate a slave, or a country.

  1. To free from any controlling influence, especially from anything which exerts undue or evil influence; as, to emancipate one from prejudices or error.

Derived terms
emancipation
emancipator
emancipist

Adjective
emancipate

  1. Set at liberty.

Category:English adjectives

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