Declaring a child to be legally emancipated is not sufficient to release the parents or legal guardians from being responsible for providing for the child's education. If this were the case, then every parent would "divorce" their children before sending them to college. The criteria for a child to be found independent are much stricter.

E*man"ci*pate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emancipated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Emancipating.] [L. emancipatus, p. p. of emancipare to emancipate; e + mancipare to transfer ownership in, fr. manceps purchaser, as being one who laid his hand on the thing bought; manus hand + capere to take. See Manual, and Capable.]

To set free from the power of another; to liberate; as: (a) To set free, as a minor from a parent; as, a father may emancipate a child. (b) To set free from bondage; to give freedom to; to manumit; as, to emancipate a slave, or a country.

Brasidas . . . declaring that he was sent to emancipate Hellas. Jowett (Thucyd. ).


To free from any controlling influence, especially from anything which exerts undue or evil influence; as, to emancipate one from prejudices or error


From how many troublesome and slavish impertinences . . . he had emancipated and freed himself. Evelyn.

To emancipate the human conscience. A. W. Ward.


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E*man"ci*pate (?), a. [L. emancipatus, p. p.]

Set at liberty.


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