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emancipation

[ih-man-suh-pey-shuh n] /ɪˌmæn səˈpeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of emancipating.
2.
the state or fact of being emancipated.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin ēmancipātiōn- (stem of ēmancipātiō), equivalent to ēmancipāt(us) (see emancipate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonemancipation, noun
preemancipation, noun
self-emancipation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-emancipation

emancipation

/ɪˌmænsɪˈpeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of freeing or state of being freed; liberation
2.
(informal) freedom from inhibition and convention
Derived Forms
emancipationist, noun
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Word Origin and History for pre-emancipation

emancipation

n.

1630s, "a setting free," from French émancipation, from Latin emancipationem (nominative emancipatio), noun of action from past participle stem of 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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