Definition for E-MAN'CI-PATE

E-MAN'CI-PATE, v.t. [L. emancipo, from e and mancipium, a slave; manus, hand and capio, to take, as slaves were anciently prisoners taken in war.]

  1. To set free from servitude of slavery, by the voluntary act of the proprietor; to liberate; to restore from bondage freedom; as, to emancipate a slave.
  2. To set free or restore to liberty; in a general sense.
  3. To free from bondage or restraint of any kind; to liberate from subjection, controlling power or influence; as, to emancipate one from prejudices or error.
  4. In ancient Rome, to set a son free from subjection to his father, and give him the capacity of managing his affairs, as if he was of age. Encyc.

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