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A process where a child, due to age or circumstance, requests a court to declare them legally independent from their parents.


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
emancipation (noun)
the act or process of - emancipating
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
emancipation (noun)
the act of setting free from slavery
SYNONYMS:
emancipation, enfranchisement, freeing, manumission
RELATED WORDS:
deliverance, redemption, salvation; autonomy, freedom, independence, independency, liberty, self-government, sovereignty ( sovranty)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bondage, serfdom, servitude, thralldom ( thraldom), yoke; captivity, enchainment, imprisonment, incarceration, internment; conquest, subjugation
enslavement
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