Emancipated
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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

From how many troublesome and slavish impertinences . . . he had emancipated and freed himself. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

To emancipate the human conscience. --A. W. Ward. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • emancipated — adj. 1. free from traditional social restraints; used especially of women; as, an emancipated young woman pursuing her career. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: liberated. [WordNet 1.5] 2. freed from bondage. [WordNet sense 2] Syn: freed, liberated.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emancipated — index free (enjoying civil liberty), liberal (broad minded) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • emancipated — [[t]ɪmæ̱nsɪpeɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as emancipated, you mean that they behave in a less restricted way than is traditional in their society. She is an emancipated woman. Syn: liberated …   English dictionary

  • emancipated — /i man seuh pay tid/, adj. 1. not constrained or restricted by custom, tradition, superstition, etc.: a modern, emancipated woman. 2. freed, as from slavery or bondage. [1720 30; EMANCIPATE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • emancipated — adj. Emancipated is used with these nouns: ↑slave …   Collocations dictionary

  • emancipated — e|man|ci|pat|ed [ıˈmænsıpeıtıd] adj 1.) socially, politically, or legally free 2.) old fashioned an emancipated woman is not influenced by old fashioned ideas about how women should behave …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • emancipated — e|man|ci|pat|ed [ ı mænsı,peıtəd ] adjective FORMAL free and allowed to have the same rights as other people: LIBERATED a. an emancipated woman is not limited by traditional ideas about what women can do …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • emancipated — adjective 1 socially, politically, or legally free 2 an emancipated woman is not influenced by old fashioned ideas about how women should behave …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • emancipated — UK [ɪˈmænsɪˌpeɪtɪd] / US [ɪˈmænsɪˌpeɪtəd] adjective formal a) free and allowed to have the same rights as other people b) an emancipated woman is not limited by traditional ideas about what women can do …   English dictionary

  • emancipated — adjective free from traditional social restraints (Freq. 1) an emancipated young woman pursuing her career a liberated lifestyle • Syn: ↑liberated • Similar to: ↑free …   Useful english dictionary

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