verb (used with object), e·man·ci·pat·ed, e·man·ci·pat·ing.
Origin of emancipate
Examples from the Web for emancipate
The desire to emancipate Greece, the birthplace of democracy, ran strong among the British for centuries.Poet and Rake, Lord Byron Was Also an Interventionist With Brains and Savvy|Michael Weiss|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was the president planning to act on the wishes of the radicals of his party and emancipate all the slaves?Lincoln the Primitive Communicator? What He Can Teach Modern Politicians|Douglas L. Wilson|December 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Namely, that we are narcissistic, entitled, financial drains on our parents, unable to emancipate, and excessively solipsistic.
“Like so many other young people in this country, Timmy, when he reached age 18, was allowed to emancipate,” says Jeannette.
Did they abstain from even exhorting masters to emancipate their slaves, though an imperative duty, from fear of consequences?
You have already emancipated nearly two millions of our slaves,—and if you will take care of them, you may emancipate the rest.
Comte himself can not emancipate his own mind from a belief in the validity of the testimony 208 of consciousness.Christianity and Greek Philosophy|Benjamin Franklin Cocker
First, there was a report that Congress was about to emancipate the slaves.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)|Albert J. Beveridge
It cannot fail to emancipate the heart and tranquilize the conscience.The All-Sufficiency of Christ|Charles Henry Mackintosh
British Dictionary definitions for emancipate
Word Origin for emancipate
Word Origin and History for emancipate
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).