- The act of releasing someone from control or influence that has been exerted over them until that point
- The decision to relinquish the guardianship responsibilities from parents towards an individual
- He sought to emancipate himself from his family's control over his finances.
- After turning 18, the teen could choose to emancipate from their parents and live independently.
- Once the slaves were emancipated, they were finally free to lead their own lives.