verb (used with object), e·man·ci·pat·ed, e·man·ci·pat·ing.
- emancipation proclamation,
Origin of emancipate
Examples from the Web for emancipator
She makes her first scars on the world as an Emancipator, a blond Spartacist, Abe Lincoln with dragons.Daenerys Goes to Washington: The Modern Politics of ‘Game of Thrones’|Jedediah Purdy|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Witness was not a subscriber for the Emancipator, though he understood one of the numbers in court was addressed to him.
Dr. Crandall explained that they had stopped the Emancipator and sent the pamphlets in lieu of it.
Key then proposed to read the Emancipator, as a paper he had subscribed for, instead of which these had been sent.
We give to this assertion, the answer of the editor of the Emancipator.Discussion on American Slavery|George Thompson
He plans another pilgrimage to the Lincoln Farm to look again at the cabin in which his Emancipator was born.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
Word Origin for emancipate
1782, agent noun in Latin form from 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).