- the act of manumitting.
Origin of manumission
Examples from the Web for manumission
Historical Examples of 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
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).