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manumit

[man-yuh-mit] /ˌmæn yəˈmɪt/
verb (used with object), manumitted, manumitting.
1.
to release from slavery or servitude.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
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
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British Dictionary definitions for manumitting

manumit

/ˌmænjʊˈmɪt/
verb -mits, -mitting, -mitted
1.
(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 manumitting
manumit
mid-15c., from L. manumittere, lit. "to send from one's 'hand'" (i.e. "control"); see manumission. Related: Manumitted.
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