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