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EMANCIPATION Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

The act by which one who was unfree. or under the power and control of another, is set at liberty and made his own master. Fremont v. Sandowu, 50 N. H. 303; Porter v. Powell. 79 Iowa, 151, 44N. W. 295, 7 L. R. A. 170, 18 Am. St. Bep. 353; Varney v. Young, 11 Vt. 258.In Roman law.

The enfranchisement of a son by his father, which was anciently done by the formality of an imaginary sale. This was abolished by Justinian, who substituted the simpler proceeding of a manumission before a magistrate. Inst 1, 12, 6.In Louisiana.

The emancipation of minors is especially recognized and regulated bylaw. In England. The term “emancipation” has been borrowed from the Roman law, and is constantly used in the law of parochial settlements. 7 Adol. & E. (N. S.) 574, note.

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