emancipation

noun
eman·​ci·​pa·​tion | \ i-ˌman(t)-sə-ˈpā-shən How to pronounce emancipation (audio) \

Definition of emancipation

: the act or process of emancipating

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Other Words from emancipation

emancipationist \ i-​ˌman(t)-​sə-​ˈpā-​sh(ə-​)nist How to pronounce emancipationist (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for emancipation

Synonyms

enfranchisement, freeing, liberation, manumission

Antonyms

enslavement

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Examples of emancipation in a Sentence

a book discussing the role that the emancipation of slaves played in the nation's history

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Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. Farai Mutsaka And Christopher Torchia, sun-sentinel.com, "Robert Mugabe, longtime Zimbabwe leader, dies at 95," 6 Sep. 2019 Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. David Mckenzie, CNN, "Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's longtime strong man, dead at 95," 6 Sep. 2019 The academy helped standardise the Hungarian language, and played a key role in the nationalist awakening that led to the country’s emancipation from Habsburg rule. The Economist, "How Viktor Orban hollowed out Hungary’s democracy," 29 Aug. 2019 But despite intermittent rain and temperatures hovering in the low 50s, festive crowds came out to King Drive on Wednesday to commemorate the 154th anniversary of emancipation in America. Jack Mccordick, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Part civic event and part block party, Juneteenth Day brings African American community together," 19 June 2019 Their story as a people is the story of slavery, emancipation, reconstruction, civil rights, and so on. Nr Staff, National Review, "The Ungrateful among Us," 19 July 2019 That conviction was underlined by 21 Savage, whose set was something of an emancipation party attended by tens of thousands of his closest friends. Greg Kot, chicagotribune.com, "Lollapalooza review: A festival with a soul tries to peek out from a massive party," 5 Aug. 2019 Some held onto their former slaves by not telling them about emancipation. Rodney Brooks, Washington Post, "‘They Were Her Property’: The brutal Southern belles who benefited from American slavery," 2 Aug. 2019 That book was about the suffering and emancipation of enslaved Americans from the middle to the end of the nineteenth century. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Colson Whitehead, American Escape Artist," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of emancipation

1631, in the meaning defined above

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emancipation

noun
eman·​ci·​pa·​tion | \ i-ˌman-sə-ˈpā-shən How to pronounce emancipation (audio) \

Kids Definition of emancipation

: an act of setting someone free from control or slavery

emancipation

noun
eman·​ci·​pa·​tion | \ i-ˌman(t)-sə-ˈpā-shən How to pronounce emancipation (audio) \

Medical Definition of emancipation

: gradual separation of an original homogeneous embryo into fields with different specific potentialities for development

emancipation

noun
eman·​ci·​pa·​tion | \ i-ˌman-sə-ˈpā-shən How to pronounce emancipation (audio) \

Legal Definition of emancipation

: the act or process of emancipating

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