When the slaves were set free, this was an example of emancipate.
When a child is freed from the control of his parents, this is an example of emancipate.
Origin of emancipate
- Latin ēmancipāre ēmancipāt- ē-, ex- ex- mancipāre to sell, transfer (from manceps mancip- purchaser man-2 in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin emancipatus, past participle of emancipare (“to declare (a son) free and independent of the father's power by the thrice-repeated act of mancipatio and manumission, give from one's own power or authority into that of another, give up, surrender”), from e (“out”) + mancipare (“to transfer ownership in”), from manceps (“purchaser, a contractor, literally, one who takes in hand”), from manus (“hand”) + capere (“to take”). See manual, and capable.