- (intransitive) To come from a source; issue from.
- Fragrance emanates from flowers.
- 1837, Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers:
- […] this Association has taken into its serious consideration a proposal, emanating from the aforesaid, Samuel Pickwick, Esq., G.C.M.P.C., and three other Pickwickians hereinafter named, […]
- De Quincey
- that subsisting from of government from which all special laws emanate
- (transitive, rare) To send or give out; manifest.
To come from a source
- emanate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- emanate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- emanate at OneLook Dictionary Search