The state of not being in confinement or servitude
This was changed in consequence of the emancipation of the serfs.
The church also encouraged the emancipation of individual slaves and the redemption of captives.
Many thought the postponement of emancipation unwise.
The immediate emancipation of the slaves in the French colonies was decreed by the provisional government of 1848.
This fact, which threatened to give to Russia the whole prestige of the emancipation of Greece, spurred the other powers to further concessions.