Emancipist
Emancipist E*man"ci*pist, n. A freed convict. [Australia] [1913 Webster]

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  • Emancipist — An emancipist was any of the convicts sentenced and transported under the convict system to Australia, who had been given conditional or absolute pardons. The term was also used to refer to those convicts whose sentences had expired, and could… …   Wikipedia

  • Emancipist — ▪ Australian history       any of the former convicts in New South Wales, Australia, in the late 18th and the first half of the 19th centuries, specifically those who were seeking civil rights. Technically, the term applied only to pardoned… …   Universalium

  • emancipist — /əˈmænsəpəst / (say uh mansuhpuhst), /i / (say ee ) noun 1. an emancipationist. 2. Australian History a freed convict, as one whose sentence had expired or who had received a conditional or absolute pardon from a colonial governor in Australia as …   Australian English dictionary

  • emancipist — noun In the days when Australia was a penal colony: a convict who was pardoned from his or her sentence as a result of good conduct. Often applied also to convicts who had merely reached the end of their sentences, but expiree was the usual term… …   Wiktionary

  • emancipist — n. freed convict …   English contemporary dictionary

  • emancipist — eman·ci·pist …   English syllables

  • emancipist — ˈman(t)səpə̇st noun ( s) Etymology: emancipate + ist : a former convict in Australia who has served out the term of his sentence …   Useful english dictionary

  • Macquarie, Lachlan — born Jan. 31, 1761, Ulva, Argyllshire, Scot. died July 1, 1824, London, Eng. British soldier and colonial governor. He served with the British army in North America, Europe, the West Indies, and India; in 1809 he was appointed governor of New… …   Universalium

  • John M. Antill — Infobox Military Person name= John MacQuarie Antill lived= 26 January 1866 death date and age|1937|3|1|1866|1|26|df=yes placeofbirth= Jarvisfield, Picton, New South Wales placeofdeath= caption= Colonel Antill on Rhododendron Spur during the… …   Wikipedia

  • New South Wales — a state in SE Australia. 5,126,217; 309,433 sq. mi. (801,430 sq. km). Cap.: Sydney. * * * State (pop., 2001: 6,609,304), southeastern Australia. Bounded by Queensland, the Pacific Ocean, Victoria, and South Australia, it has an area of 309,130 sq …   Universalium

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