emancipate

emancipate
emancipate VERB 1) set free, especially from legal, social, or political restrictions. 2) free from slavery.
DERIVATIVES emancipation noun emancipator noun emancipatory adjective.
ORIGIN Latin emancipare 'transfer as property' , from mancipium 'slave' .

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  • Emancipate — E*man ci*pate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Emancipated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Emancipating}.] [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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emancipate — eman·ci·pate /i man sə ˌpāt/ vt pat·ed, pat·ing 1: to free from restraint, control, or the power of another; esp: to free from bondage emancipated the slaves compare enfranchise 2: to release from the care, r …   Law dictionary

  • Emancipate — E*man ci*pate, a. [L. emancipatus, p. p.] Set at liberty. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emancipate — (v.) 1620s, from L. emancipatus, pp. of emancipare declare (someone) free, give up one s authority over, in Roman law, the freeing of a son or wife from the legal authority (patria potestas) of the pater familias, to make his or her own way in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • emancipate — manumit, enfranchise, *free, liberate, release, deliver, discharge …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • emancipate — [v] set free affranchise, deliver, discharge, disencumber, disenthral, enfranchise, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, unbind, unchain, unfetter, unshackle; concept 127 Ant. hold, imprison, incarcerate …   New thesaurus

  • emancipate — [ē man′sə pāt΄, iman′sə pāt΄] vt. emancipated, emancipating [< L emancipatus, pp. of emancipare < e , out + mancipare, to deliver up or make over as property < manceps, purchaser < manus, the hand (see MANUAL) + capere, to take (see… …   English World dictionary

  • emancipate — v. (D; tr.) to emancipate from (to emancipate serfs from bondage) * * * [ɪ mænsɪpeɪt] (D; tr.) to emancipate from (to emancipate serfs from bondage) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • emancipate — UK [ɪˈmænsɪpeɪt] / US [ɪˈmænsɪˌpeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms emancipate : present tense I/you/we/they emancipate he/she/it emancipates present participle emancipating past tense emancipated past participle emancipated formal to give freedom… …   English dictionary

  • emancipate — 1. verb a) To set free from the power of another; to liberate; as: b) To set free, as a minor from a parent; as, a …   Wiktionary

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