verb (used with object), man·u·mit·ted, man·u·mit·ting.
Origin of manumit
Examples from the Web for manumit
My master, on leaving England, persuaded me to accompany him, promising legally to manumit me on our arrival in the States.The Perils and Adventures of Harry Skipwith|W.H.G. Kingston
Did it ever occur to her, that Northerners might go South, and buy a great many of these slaves, and manumit them?Aunt Phillis's Cabin|Mary H. Eastman
They were not required so far as we know, in any instance, to manumit their slaves.A Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin|A. Woodward
He gave the law, that every shire in the kingdom should annually manumit one thrall.The Story of Norway|Hjalmar H. Boyesen
But, as well might you, as to say, that it is the "purpose" of the abolitionists to "manumit."The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
British Dictionary definitions for manumit
verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted
Word Origin for manumit
Word Origin and History for manumit
early 15c., from Latin manumittere "to release, set at liberty, emancipate," literally "to send from one's 'hand'" (i.e. "control"); see manumission. Related: Manumitted; manumitting.