emancipation

[ ih-man-suh-pey-shuh n ]
/ ɪˌmæn səˈpeɪ ʃən /

noun

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

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Origin of emancipation

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

OTHER WORDS FROM emancipation

non·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
/ (ɪˌmænsɪˈpeɪʃən) /

noun

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

Derived forms of emancipation

emancipationist, noun
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