emancipate

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English[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology[edit]

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.

Verb[edit]

emancipate (third-person singular simple present emancipates, present participle emancipating, simple past and past participle emancipated)

  1. To set free from the power of another; to liberate; as:
    1. To set free, as a minor from a parent; as, a father may emancipate a child.
    2. To set free from bondage; to give freedom to; to manumit; as, to emancipate a slave, or a country.
  2. To free from any controlling influence, especially from anything which exerts undue or evil influence; as, to emancipate one from prejudices or error.
    • Evelyn
      From how many troublesome and slavish impertinences [] he had emancipated and freed himself.
    • A. W. Ward
      to emancipate the human conscience

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emancipate (comparative more emancipate, superlative most emancipate)

  1. Freed; set at liberty.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

emancipate

  1. feminine plural of emancipato

Verb[edit]

emancipate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of emancipare
  2. second-person plural imperative of emancipare
  3. feminine plural of emancipato

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ēmancipāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ēmancipō