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  1. a person who advocates emancipation, especially an advocate of the freeing of human beings from slavery.
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Origin of emancipationist

First recorded in 1815–25; emancipation + -ist
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Examples from the Web for emancipationist

Historical Examples of emancipationist

  • "I believe my husband is an emancipationist," said Mrs. Tompkins, with a smile.

    Brother Against Brother

    John Roy Musick

  • Now I never was any thing of an emancipationist; but by George!

    Cudjo's Cave

    J. T. Trowbridge

  • There had been hesitation, but the divine Emancipationist broke forth: What!

  • This is a strong indication (confirmatory) that Gen. Lee is an emancipationist.