- not constrained or restricted by custom, tradition, superstition, etc.: a modern, emancipated woman.
- freed, as from slavery or bondage.
Origin of emancipated
- to free from restraint, influence, or the like.
- to free (a slave) from bondage.
- Roman and Civil Law. to terminate paternal control over.
Origin of emancipate
Examples from the Web for emancipated
My birth certificate was modified, I changed my name, and when I was sixteen I emancipated from my grandparents and my father.Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All
November 26, 2014
Rogue female knights and emancipated Wildlings are approaching the center of the story.Daenerys Goes to Washington: The Modern Politics of ‘Game of Thrones’
April 8, 2014
Britain set the precedent when, in 1838, they emancipated all its 800,000 Caribbean slaves.How Blacks Freed Themselves from Slavery
February 18, 2014
Courtney Love, on the other hand, emancipated herself at age 16, long before she gained fame as a rock star and actress.Want to Get Emancipated From Your Parents? Better Be Rich
May 17, 2013
White conservatives may agree that modern conservatism has emancipated itself from the racial past.David's Bookclub: Strom Thurmond's America
April 16, 2013
For the fetters which bind us can not be shaken off, before the conscience is emancipated.The Book of Khalid
More too than in any other of his Dialogues, Plato is emancipated from former philosophies.Symposium
In any case, the neighborhood has been emancipated from its worst disadvantages.The business career in its public relations
He liked the woods because they emancipated him from restraint.
She is an apologist of sublime lewdness, of emancipated human caninity.'Charge It'
- to free from restriction or restraint, esp social or legal restraint
- (often passive) to free from the inhibitions imposed by conventional morality
- to liberate (a slave) from bondage
Word Origin and History for emancipated
1620s, from Latin emancipatus, past participle 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 the world; from ex- "out, away" (see ex-) + mancipare "deliver, transfer or sell," from mancipum "ownership," from manus "hand" (see manual) + capere "take" (see capable). Related: Emancipated; emancipating. Adopted in the cause of religious toleration (17c.), then anti-slavery (1776). Also used in reference to women who free themselves from conventional customs (1850).