(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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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