emancipation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

1630, from French émancipation, from Latin emancipatio. In the US, with reference to anti-slavery, abolitionism, first used in 1785 by Charles Godfrey Leland.[1]. In Britain, with reference to easing of restrictions on Catholics is 19th century.

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emancipation (usually uncountable, plural emancipations)

  1. The act of setting free from the power of another, from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence
  2. 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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  1. ^ Farrar, Stewart (1998). "Foreword". in Mario Pazzaglini. Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches, A New Translation. Blaine, Washington: Phoenix Publishing, Inc.. pp. 13–21. ISBN 0-919345-34-4.

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emancipation c

  1. emancipation

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