cap-, cip-, capt-, cept-, ceive, -ceipt, -ceit, -cipient

(Latin: catch, seize, take, take hold of, receive, contain, hold; caught, taken prisoner)

Don't confuse the words in this cap-, cip- unit with those in the capit-, capt-, "head; leader, chief", or "first" unit of words.

deceptive (adjective), more deceptive, most deceptive
deceptively (adverb), more deceptively, most deceptively
emancipate (verb), emancipates; emancipated; emancipating
1. To free someone from bondage, oppression, or restraint; to liberate: The Women's Lib(eration) movement would like to emancipate women from being restricted to their homes.
2. In law, to sever the legal authority over one’s own offspring: Mildred was quite smart and received her high school diploma while she was just 15, enabling her to start her university education in another city and being independent; therefore, being emancipated from control by her mother and father.
3. The age at which a person is granted by law the rights and responsibilities of an adult: In some places, the legal code states that minors, starting at 16, are allowed to smoke cigarettes, even though their parents don’t smoke themselves and are of a completely different opinion.
4. Etymology: from Latin ex- "out, away" + mancipare, "to deliver, to transfer, to sell"; from mancipum, "ownership"; from manus, "hand" + capere, "to take".

This word comes from Latin emancipare, which originally meant "free from parental power". This was a compound verb that was formed from the prefix ex-, "out of" and mancipium, "ownership:; and referred in Roman law to the freeing of a son from the legal authority of the male (pater) head of the family (patria potestas), thus making him responsible for himself in law.

The association of the verb with the "freeing of slaves", the basis of the present English meaning, is a modern development.

—Based on information from Dictionary of Word Origins
by John Ayto; Arcade Publishing, New York, 1990.
emancipation (s) (noun), emancipations (pl)
1. The act or an instance of setting free: After growing up in a conservative environment with her parents, Mary’s emancipation resulted in moving away from home, getting a job in another city, and living her own life as she desired.
2. The condition of being liberated: Emancipation was the only thought Jane had when she discovered her life being filled with household chores, with no contacts with her former friends, and no income of her own.
3. Etymology: the e is a short form of ex-, "out of"; man in this case is a short form of manus, "hand"; while cip is the root of "to take"; and tion is a suffix that is used to make a noun of a verb form: therefore, emancipation is "the act of taking out of the hand"; hence, "the act of setting free".
emancipationist (s) (noun), emancipationists (pl)
Someone or those who advocate the freeing of human beings from slavery: The emancipationist, Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) wrote the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852, which was focused on the abolition of slavery in the United States.
encapsulate [incapsulate is a less common spelling] (verb), encapsulates; encapsulated; encapsulating
1. To encase in or as if in a capsule.
2. To express in a brief summary; epitomize: headlines that encapsulate the news.
3. To show or to express the main idea or quality of something in a brief way.
4. To completely cover something; especially, so that it will not touch anything else: "The contaminated material should be encapsulated and removed."
except (ik SEPT) (preposition)
To leave out, excluding: "Put everything in the box except the vase."

"Except is either a preposition or a verb that shows exclusion: "Everyone smiled except Mildred."

"In making these remarks, I except present company."

"This is true in general, present company excepted."

"Everyone is expected to take the exam except 'A' students."

except (verb), excepts; excepted; excepting
1. To stop or to prevent someone from doing something or from being part of a group: "David, unless you are a member of the organization, you are excepted (excluded) from voting on any of the issues."
2. Taking or leaving out, omitting, excluding: "All of the children got balloons, except Billie, who received a kite."
3. Etymology: from Latin exceptus, excipere "to take out"; from ex-, "out" + capere. "to take".
exception (s) (noun), exceptions (pl)
exceptionable (adjective), more exceptionable, most exceptionable
Liable to create or provoke objection, or disapproval; objectionable: Of all of Tom's essays, the last one was exceptionable because his teacher was sure he had copied much of it from the internet.
exceptional (adjective), more exceptional, most exceptional
exceptionalism (s) (noun), exceptionalisms (pl)
1. A situation that indicates that something or someone is unique.
2. An atitude by a country that its cultures, economic conditions, etc. are distinct from and are better than other countries.
exceptionally (adverb), more exceptionally, most exceptionally
forceps (pl) (used as a singular) (noun)
1. A device or instrument that is used in surgery or other medical procedures for taking hold of or for clasping or grasping objects.
2. Etymology: from Latin forceps, "pair of tongs, or pincers"; a compound of formus, "hot" + the root of capere, "to hold, to take".
imperceptible (im" puhr SEP tuh buhl) (adjective), more imperceptible, most imperceptible
1. A description of something that is undetectable, unnoticeable, and not easily apparent: There is an imperceptible contrast between what one politician says and what the other one has suggested.

There are imperceptible differences between what the weather was like yesterday and what is going on today because the conditions are almost exactly the same.

2. Relating to something that is very slight or so insignificant as to be barely noticeable: Gerald and his older sister are so close to having the same imperceptible weight that no one would ever think that one is heavier than the other one.
Characteristic of not being plain or not easily visible.
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