Emancipation is being set free from the control of someone or something. Your emancipation from your parents comes when you turn 18 and are legally considered an adult.

The word appears most memorably in the Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln's order of 1863 that freed enslaved people in the U.S. Emancipation can describe any kind of liberation: "If you're really chafing under the rigors of practicing for the upcoming game, you and your teammates can go on strike for emancipation from the grueling schedule your coach has decreed."

Definitions of emancipation

n freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child

Type of:
freeing, liberation, release
the act of liberating someone or something

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