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manumission

noun man·u·mis·sion \ˌman-yə-ˈmi-shən\

Definition of MANUMISSION

:  the act or process of manumitting; especially :  formal emancipation from slavery

Examples of MANUMISSION

  1. <the official manumission of the slaves came after the Civil War>

Origin of MANUMISSION

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin manumission-, manumissio, from manumittere
First Known Use: 15th century

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