• WordNet 3.6
    • n emancipationist a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Emancipationist An advocate of emancipation, esp. the emancipation of slaves.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n emancipationist One who is in favor of or advocates the emancipation of slaves.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Emancipationist an advocate of the emancipation of slaves
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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:

He was an old Henry Clay Whig, and like that great Kentucky statesman was an Emancipationist.
"Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler" by Pardee Butler
The emancipationists of Maryland had much the same experience.
"The Abolitionists" by John F. Hume
Of the delegates elected on April 6, 1864, sixty-one were emancipationists, and only thirty-five opposed.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
His effort is to treat that neglected aspect of slavery having to do with the work of the gradual emancipationists.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919" by Various
"The Right of American Slavery" by True Worthy Hoit
It was first made by Mr. Barnes, or Dr. Channing, or some other learned emancipationist, and after them by Mr. Sumner.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Mr. Lyons thinks Gen. Lee was always a thorough emancipationist.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Now I never was any thing of an emancipationist; but by George!
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
Emancipationists they wished to be called; colonizationists they ought to be called.
"Discussion on American Slavery" by George Thompson
Anglesey learned many things during his first six months in England, and he became an emancipationist while Peel was still defiant.
"The Viceroys of Ireland" by Charles O'Mahony