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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emancipation(noun)

    freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child

Wiktionary

  1. emancipation(Noun)

    The act of setting free from the power of another, from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence

  2. emancipation(Noun)

    The state of being thus set free; liberation; used of slaves, minors, of a person from prejudices, of the mind from superstition, of a nation from tyranny or subjection.

    US President Abraham Lincoln was called the Great Emancipator after issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

Wikipedia

  1. Emancipation

    Emancipation is any effort to procure economic and social rights, political rights or equality, often for a specifically disenfranchised group, or more generally, in discussion of such matters. The term emancipation derives from ēmancĭpo/ēmancĭpatio (the act of liberating a child from parental authority) which in turn stems from ē manu capere ('capture from someone else's hand'). Among others, Karl Marx discussed political emancipation in his 1844 essay "On the Jewish Question", although often in addition to (or in contrast with) the term human emancipation. Marx's views of political emancipation in this work were summarized by one writer as entailing "equal status of individual citizens in relation to the state, equality before the law, regardless of religion, property, or other 'private' characteristics of individual people.""Political emancipation" as a phrase is less common in modern usage, especially outside academic, foreign or activist contexts. However, similar concepts may be referred to by other terms. For instance, in the United States the Civil Rights Movement culminated in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968 can be seen as further realization of events such as the Emancipation Proclamation and abolition of slavery a century earlier. In the current and former British West Indies islands the holiday Emancipation Day is celebrated to mark the end of the Atlantic slave trade.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emancipation(noun)

    the act of setting free from the power of another, from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence; also, the state of being thus set free; liberation; as, the emancipation of slaves; the emancipation of minors; the emancipation of a person from prejudices; the emancipation of the mind from superstition; the emancipation of a nation from tyranny or subjection

Freebase

  1. Emancipation

    Emancipation is the nineteenth studio album by Prince. The title refers to Prince's freedom from his contract with Warner Bros. Records after 18 years, with whom he had a contentious relationship. The album was Prince's third to be released that year, making 1996 one of the most prolific years for material released by Prince. Emancipation is also the first triple full-length original R&B studio album ever released.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Emancipation

    originally a term in Roman law and name given to the process of the manumission of a son by his father; the son was sold to a third party and after the sale became sui juris; it is now applied to the remission of old laws in the interest of freedom, which Carlyle regards in his "Shooting Niagara," as the sum of nearly all modern recent attempts at Reform.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Emancipation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Emancipation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Emancipation in a Sentence

  1. Mortimer Adler:

    Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.

  2. I. F. Stone:

    Those who set out nobly to be their brother's keeper sometimes end up by becoming his jailer. Every emancipation has in it the seeds of a new slavery, and every truth easily becomes a lie.

  3. Henrik Ibsen:

    Ah, I fancy it is just the same with most of what you call your emancipation. You have read yourself into a number of new ideas and opinions. You have got a sort of smattering of recent discoveries in various fields -- discoveries that seem to overthrow certain principles which have hitherto been held impregnable and unassailable. But all this has only been a matter of intellect, Miss West -- superficial acquisition. It has not passed into your blood.

  4. Ravi Perry:

    Even when slavery was abolished, it was incremental -- it began with the Emancipation Proclamation, and led up to the 13th Amendment, same thing with civil rights. We didn't just have one huge sweeping bill that changed everything. First we focused on public transportation, then voting rights, then fair housing. There were incremental steps.

  5. John Dewey:

    Modern life means democracy, democracy means freeing intelligence for independent effectivenessthe emancipation of mind as an individual organ to do its own work. We naturally associate democracy, to be sure, with freedom of action, but freedom of action without freed capacity of thought behind it is only chaos.

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