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emancipation


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emancipation  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emancipation 
  n  :  liberation  from  any  onerous  controlling  influence  [syn:  {freeing}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  EMANCIPATION,  n.  A  bondman's  change  from  the  tyranny  of  another  to 
  the  despotism  of  himself. 
 
  He  was  a  slave:  at  word  he  went  and  came 
  His  iron  collar  cut  him  to  the  bone. 
  Then  Liberty  erased  his  owner's  name 
  Tightened  the  rivets  and  inscribed  his  own 
  G.J. 
 
 




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