From Latin ēmancipātus, past participle of ēmancipō (“to declare (a son) free and independent of the father's power by the thrice-repeated act of mancipātiō and manumissiō, give from one's own power or authority into that of another, give up, surrender”), from ē (“out”) + mancipō (“to transfer ownership in”), from manceps (“purchaser, a contractor, literally, one who takes in hand”), from manus (“hand”) + capiō (“to take”). See manual, and capable.
- To set free from the power of another; to liberate; as:
- To free from any controlling influence, especially from anything which exerts undue or evil influence
- emancipate someone from prejudices or error
- Freed; set at liberty.
- “emancipate” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “emancipate” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
emancipate f pl