Definition of manumission
: the act or process of manumitting; especially : formal emancipation from slavery
Examples of manumission in a Sentence
the official manumission of the slaves came after the Civil War
Recent Examples of manumission from the Web
There were also fine gradations of enslavement that allowed slaves to change their status through intermarriage and manumission.
Neither Louisa nor John Quincy ever mentioned Rachel Clark’s manumission in any extant diary or letter.
Both were closed systems, with little chance of manumission, emphasis on survival, and a single, omnipresent authority.
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Origin and Etymology of manumission
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin manumission-, manumissio, from manumittere
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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