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manumit

[ man-yuh-mit ]
/ ˌmæn yəˈmɪt /
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verb (used with object), man·u·mit·ted, man·u·mit·ting.

to release from slavery or servitude.

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Origin of manumit

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

OTHER WORDS FROM manumit

man·u·mit·ter, nounun·man·u·mit·ted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for manumit

manumit
/ (ˌmænjʊˈmɪt) /

verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted

(tr) to free from slavery, servitude, etc; emancipate

Derived forms of manumit

manumitter, noun

Word Origin for manumit

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