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See also: émancipation
1630, from French émancipation, from Latin ēmancipātiō. In the US, with reference to anti-slavery, abolitionism, first used in 1785 by Charles Godfrey Leland.. In Britain, with reference to easing of restrictions on Catholics, in 19th century.
emancipation (usually uncountable, plural emancipations)
- The act of setting free from the power of another, as from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence.
- 1831, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter XX, in Romance and Reality. […], volume II, London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, […], →OCLC, page 308:
- Ireland, last year, was to be paradise, if that Peri, emancipation, was but sent there; now it is a wretched, degraded, oppressed country, unless the Union be dissolved! What ever will it be the year after? So much for any certainty of right in this world!
- The state of being thus set free; liberation (used, for example, of slaves from bondage, of a person from prejudices, of the mind from superstition, of a nation from tyranny or subjugation).
- US President Abraham Lincoln was called the Great Emancipator after issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.
- (setting free from slavery): manumission
- emancipatoric (rare, non-standard)
act of setting free from the power of another
- ^ 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.
|Declension of emancipation|
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