Definition of emancipation in English:


Syllabification: e·man·ci·pa·tion
Pronunciation: /iˌmansəˈpāSHən


  • 1The fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation: the emancipation of feminist ideas
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    • The old ideas, in the old organisations, represented quite the opposite of social emancipation.
    • In the person of our heroine we are presented with a plea for emancipation.
    • To the proletariat the imperial suffrage has been a mighty weapon in its battle for emancipation.
  • 1.1The freeing of someone from slavery: the early struggle for emancipation from slavery
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    • McClellan made no secret of his opposition to emancipation.
    • Our subject, of course, was how to represent the story of slavery from the slave trade to emancipation in six hours.
    • Retelling the myth of emancipation from slavery impels you to reclaim the story of your wider self.

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