eman·ci·pa·tion /i-ˌman-sə-'pā-shən/ n: the act or process of emancipating

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun acquittal, deliverance, deliverance from bondage, discharge, enfranchisement, extrication, freedom, liberatio, liberation, liberty, manumissio, manumission, pardon, possession of full rights, release, release from custody, reprieve, salvation, setting free, unshackling associated concepts: complete emancipation, emancipation of minors, Emancipation Proclamation, express emancipation, implied emancipation, partial emancipation II index discharge (liberation), discharge (release from obligation), freedom, liberation, liberty, parole, release, suffrage

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

1) The act of setting free or liberating from a restraint or bondage (as in slavery).
2) To release a minor child from the care and control of the minor's parents. Rules for emancipation vary from state to state.
Category: Divorce & Family Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. The liberation of an individual or a group from a constraint, such as the emancipation of slaves; in family law, the process by which a minor child becomes legally and financially independent of his or her parents and receives the legal rights, at least in some respects, of an adult.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

The act or process by which a person is liberated from the authority and control of another person.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

The act or process by which a person is liberated from the authority and control of another person.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   freeing a minor child from the control of parents and allowing the minor to live on his/her own or under the control of others. It usually applies to adolescents who leave the parents' household by agreement or demand. Emancipation may also end the responsibility of a parent for the acts of a child, including debts, negligence or criminal acts. Sometimes it is one of the events which cuts off the obligation of a divorced parent to pay child support.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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