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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emancipate  \E*man"ci*pate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Emancipated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Emancipating}.]  [L.  emancipatus  p.  p.  of 
  emancipare  to  emancipate;  e  +  mancipare  to  transfer  ownership 
  in  fr  manceps  purchaser,  as  being  one  who  laid  his  hand  on 
  the  thing  bought;  manus  hand  +  capere  to  take  See  {Manual}, 
  and  {Capable}.] 
  To  set  free  from  the  power  of  another;  to  liberate;  as: 
  a  To  set  free  as  a  minor  from  a  parent;  as  a  father  may 
  emancipate  a  child. 
  b  To  set  free  from  bondage;  to  give  freedom  to  to  manumit; 
  as  to  emancipate  a  slave,  or  a  country. 
 
  Brasidas  .  .  .  declaring  that  he  was  sent  to 
  emancipate  Hellas.  --Jowett 
  (Thucyd.  ). 
  c  To  free  from  any  controlling  influence,  especially  from 
  anything  which  exerts  undue  or  evil  influence;  as  to 
  emancipate  one  from  prejudices  or  error. 
 
  From  how  many  troublesome  and  slavish  impertinences 
  .  .  .  he  had  emancipated  and  freed  himself. 
  --Evelyn. 
 
  To  emancipate  the  human  conscience.  --A.  W.  Ward. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emancipating 
  adj  :  tending  to  set  free  [syn:  {emancipative},  {freeing},  {liberating}] 




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