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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: emancipatus, past participle of emancipare, from mancipium 'ownership'

emancipate

verb
     
e‧man‧ci‧pate [transitive]
formal to give someone the political or legal rights that they did not have before:
Slaves were emancipated in 1834.
emancipation noun [uncountable]

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