emancipated emancipated  /ɪ ˈmæn sə ˌpeɪ tɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) free from traditional social restraints

Usage(s):

  1. The divide between rich and poor was as wide as ever and the chasm was considerably worse for newly emancipated blacks.
  2. As women grow more emancipated and financially independent, the necessity of marrying older men is disappearing.

News

  1. Juneteenth Parade

    Kimberly Christopher, left, holds 6-month-old Kamarie Clark as she and Kaleb Clark, 5, wave to participants in the 2013 Juneteenth Parade on Saturday through downtown Nacogdoches. The annual celebration commerates the June 19, 1865, arrival of Union troops in Galveston with the news the Civil War was over and slaves had been emancipated.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  2. Pregnant Teen Who Sued Parents Back With Mom

    It was a case that made national headlines – a pregnant 16-year-old in Texas emancipated herself from her parents because she felt they were pressuring her to have an abortion. Now, just four months later, that same teen is back living with her mother and awaiting the birth of her son. Watch the full story on "20/20: With Parents Like These" TONIGHT at 10 ET.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Bee Critic Picks: Things to do this weekend

    TODAY-SUNDAY - Sacramento will celebrate for the 12th year the proclamation in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln that emancipated slaves. This year's Juneteenth Celebration includes music, a 1-mile race, historical displays, a parade, an arts show and a nine-hole golf tournament.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee

Quotes

  1. Addressing the TNA, Mr. Rajapaksa said: "It is only by joining with us that the innocent Tamil people of the north can be liberated from terrorist intimidation and the misdeeds of violence and the north could be emancipated. If you are anguished in...
    on Feb 4, 2007 By: Mahinda Rajapakse Source: Hindu

  2. "Our government, in line with the vision of Benazir Bhutto, is taking steps to ensure that women of this country are not only emancipated from exploitation of all forms, but are also empowered in the true sense," Zardari said after approving the...
    on Jan 30, 2010 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: Oneindia

  3. "I was born in a poor family, I studied on my own in India and abroad through scholarships," Singh said in a statement accepting the party's nomination. "I know therefore that India needs to be emancipated from war, want and exploitation."
    on May 19, 2004 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Bloomberg

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