pre-emancipation

emancipation

[ih-man-suh-pey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of emancipating.
2.
the state or fact of being emancipated.

Origin:
1625–35; < Latin ēmancipātiōn- (stem of ēmancipātiō), equivalent to ēmancipāt(us) (see emancipate) + -iōn- -ion

nonemancipation, noun
preemancipation, noun
self-emancipation, noun
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emancipation (ɪˌmænsɪˈpeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of freeing or state of being freed; liberation
2.  informal freedom from inhibition and convention
 
emanci'pationist
 
n

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emancipation
1630s, "a setting free," from Fr. émancipation, from L. emancipationem, noun of action from emancipare (see emancipate). Specifically with reference to U.S. slavery from 1785. In Britain, with reference to easing of restrictions on Catholics, etc.
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