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manumit

verb man·u·mit \ˌman-yə-ˈmit\
man·u·mit·tedman·u·mit·ting

Definition of MANUMIT

transitive verb
:  to release from slavery

Examples of MANUMIT

  1. <though he was an outspoken defender of liberty, this son of Virginia did not manumit his own slaves until he was on his deathbed>

Origin of MANUMIT

Middle English manumitten, from Anglo-French manumettre, from Latin manumittere, from manus hand + mittere to let go, send
First Known Use: 15th century

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