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Meaning of EMANCIPATION

Pronunciation:  i`mansu'peyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child
 

EMANCIPATION is a 12 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: freeing, liberation, release

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\E*man`ci*pa"tion\, n. [L. emancipatio: cf. F.
['e]mancipation.]
The act of setting free from the power of another, from
slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence;
also, the state of being thus set free; liberation; as, the
emancipation of slaves; the emancipation of minors; the
emancipation of a person from prejudices; the emancipation of
the mind from superstition; the emancipation of a nation from
tyranny or subjection.

Syn: Deliverance; liberation; release; freedom; manumission;
     enfranchisement.

 

 

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