Emancipation Proclamation


Emancipation Proclamation
n.
A proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln in 1862 to free all black slaves in states at war against the Union.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Emancipation Proclamation
n. Executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, freeing all slaves held in geographical areas in rebellion against the United States.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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