Definitions for émile
the boy whose upbringing was described by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
of Latin origin, an anglicized spelling of French u00C9mile.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the hero of a philosophic romance by Rousseau of the same name, in which the author expounds his views on education, and presents his reasons, with his ideal of what, according to him, a good education is, a theory practically adopted by many would-be educationists with indifferent fruit.