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manumit

[ man-yuh-mit ]

verb (used with object)

, man·u·mit·ted, man·u·mit·ting.
  1. to release from slavery or servitude.


manumit

/ ˌmænjʊˈmɪt /

verb

  1. tr to free from slavery, servitude, etc; emancipate


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Derived Forms

  • ˌmanuˈmitter, noun
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Other Words From

  • manu·mitter noun
  • unman·u·mitted adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of manumit1

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin manūmittere, earlier manū ēmittere to send away from (one's) hand, i.e., to set free. See manus, emit
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Word History and Origins

Origin of manumit1

C15: from Latin manūmittere to release, from manū from one's hand + ēmittere to send away
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Example Sentences

The tendency to manumit faithful slaves called forth no approbation.

To gratify the whims of a whimsical sect, who would have us, not only forbear making more slaves, but even manumit those we have.

Did it ever occur to her, that Northerners might go South, and buy a great many of these slaves, and manumit them?

Ma is compounded with many words which express action done by the hand; as, manufacture, manumit.

To gratify the whim of a whimsical sect, who would have us not only forbear making more slaves, but even manumit those we have.

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