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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.
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The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federico Alfaro, on behalf of the National Government, greeted the people of the Republic of Ecuador by commemorating 210 years of the first emancipatory cry of that South American nation.
In 17 essays he wrote during the past 30 years, Stolze investigates how to do philosophy as a Marxist while keeping this emancipatory tradition alive by borrowing concepts that arise outside of Marxism itself.
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Thus, this article studies Walzer's self-help test in the context of internal conflicts during the rise of revolutionary and emancipatory movements.
Then, extending the scholarship of Brian Doherty and Tim Doyle ('Green public spheres and the green governance state: The politics of emancipation and ecological conditionality', in Environmental Politics 15, 5 [2006]: 881-92), Simpson delineates activist groups into three categories: Emancipatory Governance Groups (EGGs) who adhere to the four pillars of green governance; Compromise Governance Groups (CGGs) whose internally-hierarchical structures undermine their good-faith pursuit of justice; and the 'organizations of the environmental governance state (EGS), predominantly Northern conservation groups that have both conservative aims and structures resulting in conservative rather than emancipatory outcomes' (p.
The importance acquired by citizens' participation in the processes of emancipation is considered, together with the territory, they are the two main elements when it comes to defining what the emancipatory dynamic of a specific context.
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The rule of law lives at once as an emancipatory idea in the minds of their long-suffering citizens, and as a key element in the discourse of legality employed daily by their authoritarian governments.