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tr.v. e·man·ci·pat·ed, e·man·ci·pat·ing, e·man·ci·pates
1. To free from bondage, oppression, or restraint; liberate.
2. Law To release (a child) from the control of parents or a guardian.

[Latin ēmancipāre, ēmancipāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + mancipāre, to sell, transfer (from manceps, mancip-, purchaser; see man- in Indo-European roots).]

e·man′ci·pa′tive, e·man′ci·pa·to′ry (-pə-tôr′ē) adj.
e·man′ci·pa′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emancipator - someone who frees others from bondageemancipator - someone who frees others from bondage; "Lincoln is known as the Great Emancipator"
liberator - someone who releases people from captivity or bondage
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Many a one cannot loosen his own fetters, but is nevertheless his friend's emancipator.
I had vague, indistinct yearnings to be a sort of emancipator,--to free my native land from this spot and stain.
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In just a small area, one finds the White House, the future home of President-elect Donald Trump, the Washington Monument erected in memory of the United States' first president and, at the opposite end, the Lincoln Memorial honoring the Great Emancipator.
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While most Lincoln biographies tend to elevate Lincoln to a somewhat larger-than-life status--the Great Emancipator, the Savior of the Union, an American martyr--Father Lincoln: The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and His Boys reveals a very human side of Lincoln--a side to which most lawyers with children can easily relate: trying to balance a busy career with the pleasures and responsibilities of parenthood.