Manumission



[man-yuh-mish-uh n] /ˌmæn yəˈmɪʃ ən/

noun
1.
the act of .
/ˌmænjʊˈmɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of freeing or the state of being freed from slavery, servitude, etc
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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