Manumit



[man-yuh-mit] /ˌmæn yəˈmɪt/

verb (used with object), manumitted, manumitting.
1.
to release from slavery or servitude.
/ˌmænjʊˈmɪt/
verb -mits, -mitting, -mitted
1.
(transitive) to free from slavery, servitude, etc; emancipate
v.

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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