E*man"ci*pate (?), a. [L.
emancipatus, p. p.] Set at liberty.
E*man"ci*pate (?), v. t. [imp.
& p. p. Emancipated (?); p. pr. & vb.
n. Emancipating.] [L. emancipatus, p. p. of
emancipare to emancipate; e + mancipare to
transfer ownership in, fr. manceps purchaser, as being one who
laid his hand on the thing bought; manus hand + capere
to take. See Manual, and Capable.] To set free
from the power of another; to liberate; as: (a) To
set free, as a minor from a parent; as, a father may
emancipate a child. (b) To set free from
bondage; to give freedom to; to manumit; as, to emancipate a
slave, or a country.
Brasidas . . . declaring that he was sent to
emancipate Hellas. Jowett (Thucyd. ).
(c) To free from any controlling influence,
especially from anything which exerts undue or evil influence; as, to
emancipate one from prejudices or error.
From how many troublesome and slavish impertinences .
. . he had emancipated and freed himself.
To emancipate the human
conscience. A. W. Ward.