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[man-yuh-mit] /ˌmæn yəˈmɪt/
verb (used with object), manumitted, manumitting.
to release from slavery or servitude.
Origin of manumit
late Middle English
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
Related forms
manumitter, noun
unmanumitted, adjective Unabridged
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verb -mits, -mitting, -mitted
(transitive) to free from slavery, servitude, etc; emancipate
Derived Forms
manumitter, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin manūmittere to release, from manū from one's hand + ēmittere to send away
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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.

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