emancipation

[ih-man-suh-pey-shuh n]

noun

the act of emancipating.
the state or fact of being emancipated.

Nearby words

  1. emanant,
  2. emanate,
  3. emanation,
  4. emancipate,
  5. emancipated,
  6. emancipation proclamation,
  7. emancipationist,
  8. emancipator,
  9. emancipatory,
  10. emanuel

Origin of emancipation

1625–35; < Latin ēmancipātiōn- (stem of ēmancipātiō), equivalent to ēmancipāt(us) (see emancipate) + -iōn- -ion

Related formsnon·e·man·ci·pa·tion, nounpre·e·man·ci·pa·tion, nounself-e·man·ci·pa·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for emancipation

emancipation

noun

the act of freeing or state of being freed; liberation
informal freedom from inhibition and convention
Derived Formsemancipationist, noun

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Word Origin and History for emancipation

emancipation

n.

1630s, "a setting free," from French émancipation, from Latin emancipationem (nominative emancipatio), noun of action from past participle stem of emancipare (see emancipate). Specifically with reference to U.S. slavery from 1785. In Britain, with reference to easing of restrictions on Catholics, etc.

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