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manumission

[man-yuh-mish-uh n] /ˌmæn yəˈmɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
the act of manumitting.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin manūmissiōn- (stem of manūmissiō). See manumit, mission
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manumission

/ˌmænjʊˈmɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of freeing or the state of being freed from slavery, servitude, etc
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Word Origin and History for manumissions

manumission

n.

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).

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