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Definitions of emancipation

  1. freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Act of setting free; liberation; release; freedom. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. The act of setting free from bondage or disability of any kind: the state of being set free. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. The act of emancipating, or the state of being emancipated from any bondage or restriction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Deliverance from bondage or controlling influence; the act of setting free from civil disabilities. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for emancipation

  1. The occupation seemed to bring him nearer to his emancipation – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  2. With all your talk of emancipation you're still as conventional as Mrs. Grundy. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
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