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  1. emancipistnoun

    In penal colonies of early Australia, a convict who had been pardoned for good conduct; sometimes inclusively a convict whose sentence had completed, though one such was more usually called an expiree.

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  1. Emancipistnoun

    a freed convict


  1. 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 also be used of free settlers who supported full civil rights for emancipated convicts. An emancipist was free to own land and was no longer subject to penal servitude. An emancipist could be released from his or her sentence for good behaviour, diligent work, or the expiration of his or her sentence. The only main limitation placed upon them was that they were not allowed to leave the Australian colonies. The Exclusives often shunned the society of the Emancipists and considered them to be little more than criminals. When Governor Lachlan Macquarie invited emancipists to social functions at Government House, for example, many military officers refused to attend. Macquarie insisted emancipated convicts be treated as social equals and, very conscious of the critical shortage of skills in the young colony, appointed emancipists with talent to official positions. Some of these appointments included Francis Greenway as colonial architect and Dr William Redfern as colonial surgeon. He scandalised settler opinion by appointing another emancipist, Andrew Thompson, as a magistrate.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emancipist in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emancipist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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