• WordNet 3.6
    • v emancipate free from slavery or servitude
    • v emancipate give equal rights to; of women and minorities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Emancipate Set at liberty.
    • v. t Emancipate To set free from the power of another; to liberate; as: To set free, as a minor from a parent; as, a father may emancipate a child. To set free from bondage; to give freedom to; to manumit; as, to emancipate a slave, or a country. "Brasidas . . . declaring that he was sent to emancipate Hellas.""From how many troublesome and slavish impertinences . . . he had emancipated and freed himself.""To emancipate the human conscience."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • emancipate To set free from servitude or bondage by voluntary act; restore from slavery to freedom; liberate: as, to emancipate a slave.
    • emancipate To set free or liberate; in a general sense, to free from civil restriction, or restraint of any kind; liberate from bondage, subjection, or controlling power or influence: as, to emancipate one from prejudices or error.
    • emancipate Synonyms Emancipate, Manumit, Enfranchise, Liberate, disenthrall, release, unfetter, unshackle. To manumit is the act of an individual formally freeing a slave; the word has no figurative uses. To emancipate is to free from a literal or a figurative slavery: as, the slaves in the West Indies were emancipated; to emancipate the mind. To enfranchise is to bring into freedom or into civil rights; hence the word often refers to the lifting of a slave into full civil equality with freemen. Liberate is a general word for setting or making free, whether from slavery, from confinement, or from real or figurative oppressions, as fears, doubts, etc.
    • emancipate Freed; emancipated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Emancipate e-man′si-pāt to set free from servitude: to free from restraint or bondage of any kind
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  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    “The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.”
  • Heywood Broun
    “Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room.”
  • Virginia Woolf
    “The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.”
  • Mortimer J. Adler
    Mortimer J. Adler
    “Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.”
  • I. F. Stone
    I. F. Stone
    “Every emancipation has in it the seeds of a new slavery, and every truth easily becomes a lie.”
  • Rabindranath Tagore
    “Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. emancipatus, p. p. of emancipare, to emancipate; e, + mancipare, to transfer ownership in, fr. manceps, purchaser, as being one who laid his hand on the thing bought; manus, hand + capere, to take. See Manual, and Capable
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.


In literature:

The Nineteenth of June was Emancipation Day, and we always had a big picnic and speeches.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
On the 3d of March, 1861, the emancipation ukase was published.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
Especially, when millions will vote for emancipation, if connected with voluntary colonization, why continue to oppose it?
"The Continental Monthly , Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862" by Various
It was his plan not only to emancipate the Negro, but to colonize him in some foreign land.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919" by Various
The last of the Valois was closely watched by the bold preachers of political emancipation.
"Heroes of Modern Europe" by Alice Birkhead
Yet what was Emancipation compared to Repeal?
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
When the immortal Proclamation of Emancipation was issued, the whole world applauded, and slavery received its deathblow.
"Our American Holidays: Lincoln's Birthday" by Various
I now could have shouted for joy; but my emancipation was not yet complete, the smooth side of the funnel was to be scaled.
"Dick Onslow" by W.H.G. Kingston
In France partial emancipation is the basis of universal emancipation.
"Selected Essays" by Karl Marx
She emancipates from the lower only to call to the higher.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden

In poetry:

Onward! their motto is;
Agitate! their plan;
Emancipate! their cry;
Make the slave a man.
"Lines Inscribed To Benjamin Lundy, Esq." by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Ye who the lore of distant climes
Canvass, latent truth to find;
Who hail our philosophic times,
And Man's emancipated mind:
"The Culprit" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
'Come out beneath the unmastered sky,
With its emancipating spaces,
And learn to sing as well as I,
Without premeditated graces.
"The Nightingale In The Study" by James Russell Lowell
The statue--Buonarroti said--doth wait,
Thrall'd in the block, for me to emancipate.
The poem--saith the poet--wanders free
Till I betray it to captivity.
"Epigrams" by William Watson
Joy for thee, happy friend! thy bark is past
The dangerous sea, and safely moored at last--
Beyond rough foam.
Soft gales celestial, in sweet music bore--
Spirit emancipate for this far shore--
Thee to thy home.
"Meeting Of My Departed Mother And Father" by Mary Baker Eddy
Send up the shout Emancipation—
From heaven let the echoes bound—
Soon will it bless this franchised nation,
Come raise again the stirring sound!
Emancipation near and far—
Swell up the shout—hurrah! hurrah!
"Emancipation Song" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

It's onlt the second highest priced Emancipation Proclamation copy.
NEW YORK (AP) — A rare original copy of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation sold Tuesday at a New York auction for more than $2 million.
Kay Bailey Hutchison urges Juneteenth emancipation holiday.
On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act.
It's Emancipation Day, but in a change from previous years, the District will still maintain the rush hour traffic rules.
Tax Freedom Day follows Emancipation Day.
DC road rules won't change for Emancipation Day.
Washington slaves first to be emancipated .
On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed legislation for the compensated emancipation of enslaved people living in the District of Columbia.
Ralph Waldo Emerson hails Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
Rosa, Charley and Rebecca are three of eight freed slaves who sat for portraits in 1863-1864 that were sold to raise money to fund schools for emancipated slaves in Louisiana.
DETAIL FROM "First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation" by Francis Bicknell Carpenter shows President Abraham Lincoln seated at left and Secretary of State William Seward seated at right.
The Washington, DC, cottage where the 16th president escaped to weigh such matters as the Emancipation Proclamation has been faithfully restored.
Interactive Map Traces Slaves' Path to Emancipation.
1863 – President Abraham Lincoln signs the final Emancipation Proclamation, ending slavery in the rebelling states (More info).

In science:

Now we have emancipated them to the real world of Fr¨olicher spaces.
Differential Geometry of Microlinear Frolicher Spaces IV-1
To get an adequately restricted cartesian closed subcategory of Fr¨olicher spaces, we have emancipated microlinearity from within a well-adapted model of SDG to Fr¨olicher spaces in the real world in .
Differential Geometry of Microlinear Frolicher Spaces IV-1
An axiomatic treatment of differential geometry emancipates differential geometers from this comfortable adherence to their favorite category of smooth manifolds and forces them to confront the infinitesimal structure per se barehanded.
Axiomatic Differential Geometry II-3
At zero speed, each particle is locked in one external potential well without any observable macroscopic motion, expecting its emancipation as the driving energy exceeds a certain value.
Driven Dynamics: A Probable Photodriven Frenkel-Kontorova Model