manumitting

manumit

[man-yuh-mit]
verb (used with object), manumitted, manumitting.
to release from slavery or servitude.

Origin:
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

manumitter, noun
unmanumitted, adjective
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manumit (ˌmænjʊˈmɪt)
 
vb , -mits, -mitting, -mitted
(tr) to free from slavery, servitude, etc; emancipate
 
[C15: from Latin manūmittere to release, from manū from one's hand + ēmittere to send away]
 
manu'mitter
 
n

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manumit
mid-15c., from L. manumittere, lit. "to send from one's 'hand'" (i.e. "control"); see manumission. Related: Manumitted.
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