manumission

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

Definition of manumission

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

Examples of manumission in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of manumission

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin manumission-, manumissio, from manumittere


First Known Use: 15th century



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