emancipate

[ ih-man-suh-peyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF emancipate
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There was a Spartan law forbidding masters to emancipate their slaves.

He could not emancipate himself sufficiently from the tumult of his own sympathies.

It neither made him to be humane to his slaves, nor to emancipate them.

And my family have been voting for two centuries to emancipate this fellow!

The disposition to emancipate them is strongest in Virginia.

To emancipate a slave is to take him out of the hands of his master.

He is referring to his promise to emancipate Tiro on a particular day.

He had seen Tennessee, Missouri, and Maryland emancipate their slaves.

It is to emancipate itself from all laws, and to play its part freely.

Yes, emancipate them from the chains of ignorance, he calls it.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Latin emancipatus, past participle 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" (see ex-) + mancipare "deliver, transfer or sell," from mancipum "ownership," from manus "hand" (see manual) + capere "take" (see capable). Related: Emancipated; emancipating. Adopted in the cause of religious toleration (17c.), then anti-slavery (1776). Also used in reference to women who free themselves from conventional customs (1850).

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