- The act of setting free from the power of another, from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence
- The state of being thus set free; liberation; used of slaves, minors, of a person from prejudices, of the mind from superstition, of a nation from tyranny or subjection.
- US President Abraham Lincoln was called the Great Emancipator after issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.
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