manumission

[man-yuh-mish-uhn]
noun
the act of manumitting.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin manūmissiōn- (stem of manūmissiō). See manumit, mission

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manumission (ˌmænjʊˈmɪʃən)
 
n
the act of freeing or the state of being freed from slavery, servitude, etc

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manumission
early 15c., from L. manumissionem (nom. manumissio) "freeing of a slave," noun of action from manumittere "to set free," from manu mittere "release from control," from manu, abl. of manus "power of a master," lit. "hand" (see manual) + mittere "let go, release."
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Manumission records appear in the circuit court minutes.
There are rare finds of manumission in these records.
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