- The definition of emancipatory is something that relates to liberation or giving freedom.
A proclamation that freed the slaves is an example of an emancipatory proclamation.
emancipate + -ory
Variant of emancipate
transitive verbemancipated, emancipating
- to set free (a slave, etc.); release from bondage, servitude, or serfdom
- to free from restraint or control, as of social convention
- Law to release (a child) from parental control and supervision
Origin of emancipate; from Classical Latin emancipatus, past participle of emancipare ; from e-, out + mancipare, to deliver up or make over as property ; from manceps, purchaser ; from manus, the hand (see manual) + capere, to take (see have)