- the act of manumitting.
Origin of manumission
Examples from the Web for manumission
Manumission in the South went no further than a few individuals.
For the next ten years manumission went on at the rate of 8000 a year.
In manacle and manumission we read the story of human slavery and freedom.The World I Live In
He alludes to the Roman mode of manumission, or setting the slaves at liberty.The Fables of Phdrus
The Church set the example of the manumission of its slaves.
- the act of freeing or the state of being freed from slavery, servitude, etc
Word Origin and History for manumission
c.1400, from Old French manumission "freedom, emancipation," and directly from Latin manumissionem (nominative manumissio) "freeing of a slave," noun of action from past participle stem of manumittere "to set free," from the phrase manu mittere "release from control," from manu, ablative of manus "power of a master," literally "hand" (see manual (adj.)) + mittere "let go, release" (see mission).