self-emancipation

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

Definition of self-emancipation

: the act or process of emancipating oneself … but [Frederick] Douglass's escape was more prosaic, mirroring many self-emancipations from the period that depended more on logistics and less on romance.— Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and John Stauffer Karl Marx described socialist revolution as the self-emancipation of the working class.— Sharon Smith

First Known Use of self-emancipation

1783, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-emancipation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-emancipation. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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