Emancipist

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Emancipist A freed convict.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n emancipist A convict in a European penal colony who has been pardoned or emancipated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Emancipist a convict who has served his time of punishment in a penal colony
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. emancipāre, -ātume, away from, mancipāre, to transfer property—manceps, -cipis, one who gets property, from manus, the hand, capĕre, to take.

Usage

In literature:

The Commissioner, Bigge, joined with the anti-emancipists, in almost every prejudice or opinion.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
Emancipists sat on these juries, and exulted in the privilege.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
EMANCIPISTS AND FREE POPULATION.
"Australia, its history and present condition" by William Pridden
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