• WordNet 3.6
    • n emancipation freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n emancipation The act of setting free from bondage, servitude, or slavery, or from dependence, civil restraints or disabilities, etc.; deliverance from controlling influence or subjection; liberation: as, the emancipation of slaves; emancipation from prejudices, or from burdensome legal disqualifications; the emancipation of Catholics by the act of Parliament passed in 1829.
    • n emancipation The freeing of a minor from parental control. It may be accomplished by the contract of parent and child, and in the case of a female by marriage, and in some states by judicial decree.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Emancipation the act of setting free from bondage or disability of any kind: the state of being set free
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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.”


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:

Letters on the Slave-Trade, Slavery, and Emancipation, etc.
"The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America" by W. E. B. Du Bois
The emancipation of the people united itself in her mind with the emancipation of ideas.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
It is the first charter of slave emancipation.
"The Heavenly Father" by Ernest Naville
When the Emancipation Proclamation was declared, William Lloyd Garrison said nothing remained now but to die.
"The Battle of Principles" by Newell Dwight Hillis
This freeing of a part of the slaves not only hastened the end of the war but led, after its close, to the final emancipation of all the slaves.
"Stories of Later American History" by Wilbur F. Gordy
It took, I will not say its pleasures, but even its emancipations, sadly.
"The Victorian Age in Literature" by G. K. Chesterton
Well might Goethe be inspired to declare that Sterne was the most emancipated spirit of his century.
"Some Diversions of a Man of Letters" by Edmund William Gosse
The progress made by the Negro since emancipation has challenged the admiration and wonder of the world.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
If this shall require the emancipation of every negro in the Southern States, then every negro must be emancipated.
"Continental Monthly , Vol I, Issue I, January 1862" by Various
And now both friend and foe were closing in on him with a well-nigh resistless demand for emancipation.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon

In poetry:

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
Was the noble name they cited but the badge of slaves and vassals,
Bound beyond emancipation to obey another's mood?
Better far to be a peasant 'neath the shadow of their castles,
Than debase the soul within me to such brutish servitude.
"Retrospection" by Walter Richard Cassels

In news:

Smithsonian parallels Emancipation, Civil Rights.
Bright sunshine beckoned hundreds of Woodbridge residents to a ceremony in commemoration of the Civil War, and in particular, the Emancipation Proclamation.
Emancipation Proclamation was courageous act.
On July 1, the age of emancipation in Indiana moves from 21 to 19, automatically terminating child support payments for almost anyone who has turned 19.
Disease and sickness had a more devastating and fatal effect for emancipated slaves than for white soldiers, since they often lacked the basic necessities to survive.
Emancipation proclamation on display at NYS Museum.
This weekend, local residents can see President Abraham Lincoln's preliminary Emancipation Proclamation at the New York State Museum.
Lincoln's hand-written version of Emancipation Proclamation to be on view at State Museum.
Emancipation day finally arrives.
Abraham Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
Missouri elects US House delegation with pro- emancipation tilt.
Lincoln's Emancipation Exhibit Nov 1.
Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Video of the Day for Thursday, November 1, 2012 was of the Abraham Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation exhibit over at Roberson.
Newspaper calls for Switzler's dismissal over Emancipation Proclamation editorial.
President Abraham Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on Sept 22, 1862.

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