Sunday, April 04, 2010
Definitions for manumit
- To free from slavery or servitude.
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Citations for manumit
The prime reason, I suspect, will be that we don't need any liberator to manumit our "corporate slaves" because we've never had any.
Mobilization difficulties led the government to manumit hundreds of slaves and scores of convicts to fight at the front.
Origin of manumit
late Middle English
Manumit comes from Latin manumittere, "to emancipate a slave," from manu mittere, "to release from control," from manus, "hand" (hence "power of control") + mittere, "to let go; to send." The noun form is manumission.