(E*man`ci*pa"tion) n. [L. emancipatio: cf. F. émancipation.] The act of setting free from
the power of another, from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence; also, the state of
being thus set free; liberation; as, the emancipation of slaves; the emancipation of minors; the emancipation
of a person from prejudices; the emancipation of the mind from superstition; the emancipation of a nation
from tyranny or subjection.
Syn. Deliverance; liberation; release; freedom; manumission; enfranchisement.
(E*man`ci*pa"tion*ist), n. An advocate of emancipation, esp. the emancipation of slaves.
(E*man"ci*pa`tor) n. [L.] One who emancipates.
(E*man"ci*pa*to*ry) a. Pertaining to emancipation, or tending to effect emancipation.
"Emancipatory laws." G. Eliot.
(E*man"ci*pist) n. A freed convict. [Australia]
(E*mar"gi*nate) v. t. [L. emarginare; e out + marginare to furnish with a margin, fr. margo
margin.] To take away the margin of.
(E*mar"gi*nate E*mar"gi*na`ted) a.
1. Having the margin interrupted by a notch or shallow sinus.
2. (Bot.) Notched at the summit.
3. (Cryst.) Having the edges truncated.
(E*mar"gi*nate*ly), adv. In an emarginate manner.
(E*mar`gi*na"tion) n. The act of notching or indenting the margin, or the state of being so
notched; also, a notch or shallow sinus in a margin.
(E*mas"cu*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emasculated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Emasculating ] [L.
emasculare; e + masculus male, masculine. See Male masculine.]
1. To deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate power; to castrate; to geld.
2. To deprive of masculine vigor or spirit; to weaken; to render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness.
Luxury had not emasculated their minds.V. Knox.
(E*mas"cu*late) a. Deprived of virility or vigor; unmanned; weak. "Emasculate slave." Hammond.