Emancipate meaning

ĭ-mănsə-pāt
(law) To release (a child) from parental control and supervision.
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Freed; set at liberty.
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To emancipate is defined as to set someone free.

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.

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To set free (a slave, etc.); release from bondage, servitude, or serfdom.
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To free from restraint or control, as of social convention.
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To free from any controlling influence, especially from anything which exerts undue or evil influence; as, to emancipate one from prejudices or error.
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To free from bondage, oppression, or restraint; liberate.
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(law) To release (a child) from the control of parents or a guardian.
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To set free from the power of another; to liberate; as:
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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.

    From Wiktionary