emancipation
1630, from French émancipation, from Latin ēmancipātiō. Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɨˈmænsɨˌpeɪʃnˌ/
Noun

emancipation (uncountable)

  1. The act of setting free from the power of another, as from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence.
  2. The state of being thus set free; liberation (used, for example, of slaves from bondage, of a person from prejudices, of the mind from superstition, of a nation from tyranny or subjugation).
    US President Abraham Lincoln was called the Great Emancipator after issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.
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