emancipate

[ih-man-suh-peyt]
verb (used with object), emancipated, emancipating.
1.
to free from restraint, influence, or the like.
2.
to free (a slave) from bondage.
3.
Roman and Civil Law. to terminate paternal control over.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin ēmancipātus (past participle of ēmancipāre) freed from control, equivalent to ē- e-1 + man(us) hand + -cip- (combining form of capere to seize) + -ātus -ate1

emancipative, adjective
emancipator, noun
nonemancipative, adjective
unemancipative, adjective


1, 2. See release.
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emancipate (ɪˈmænsɪˌpeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to free from restriction or restraint, esp social or legal restraint
2.  (often passive) to free from the inhibitions imposed by conventional morality
3.  to liberate (a slave) from bondage
 
[C17: from Latin ēmancipāre to give independence (to a son), from mancipāre to transfer property, from manceps a purchaser; see manciple]
 
e'mancipated
 
adj
 
e'mancipative
 
adj
 
e'mancipator
 
n
 
e'mancipist
 
n
 
emancipatory
 
adj

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emancipate
c.1600, from L. emancipatus, pp. of emancipare "declare (someone) free, give up one's authority over," in Roman law, the freeing of a son or wife from the legal authority (patria potestas) of the pater familias, to make his or her own way in the world; from ex- "out, away" + mancipare "deliver, transfer
or sell," from mancipum "ownership," from manus "hand" (see manual) + capere "take" (see capable). Adopted in the cause of religious toleration (17c.), then anti-slavery (1776). Also used in ref. to women who free themselves from conventional customs (1850).
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Emancipating from foster care can be both exciting and frightening.
Unless you are prepared, emancipating can be frightening.
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