affranchir vs. émanciper

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affranchir vs. émanciper

In the context of "He lived and worked there as a slave until his master emancipated him in 1776." can one use émanciper?   It wasn't accepted when I tried it.  My dictionary only gave émanciper as the translation for emancipate.  Now that I have learned affranchir,  I will use it.

Asked 2 weeks ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Frank, 

I had to check that one as it is very 'niche' but it seems that used with slavery/serfdom  it is indeed 'affranchir' -

https://dictionnaire.lerobert.com/definition/affranchir

Bonne Continuation !

 

affranchir vs. émanciper

In the context of "He lived and worked there as a slave until his master emancipated him in 1776." can one use émanciper?   It wasn't accepted when I tried it.  My dictionary only gave émanciper as the translation for emancipate.  Now that I have learned affranchir,  I will use it.

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