manumission

noun man·u·mis·sion \ ˌman-yə-ˈmi-shən \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of manumission

: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

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Origin and Etymology of manumission

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



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