emancipation

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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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