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tr.v. man·u·mit·ted, man·u·mit·ting, man·u·mits
To free from slavery or bondage; emancipate.

[Middle English manumitten, from Old French manumitter, from Latin manūmittere : manū, ablative of manus, hand; see man- in Indo-European roots + mittere, to send from.]

man′u·mis′sion (-mĭsh′ən) n.
man′u·mit′ter n.


vb, -mits, -mitting or -mitted
(tr) to free from slavery, servitude, etc; emancipate
[C15: from Latin manūmittere to release, from manū from one's hand + ēmittere to send away]
ˌmanuˈmitter n


(ˌmæn yəˈmɪt)

v.t. -mit•ted, -mit•ting.
to release from slavery or servitude.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin manūmittere=manū, abl. of manus the authority of a father, master, etc., literally, hand + mittere to release, let go]
man`u•mis′sion, n.
man`u•mit′ter, n.


Past participle: manumitted
Gerund: manumitting

I manumit
you manumit
he/she/it manumits
we manumit
you manumit
they manumit
I manumitted
you manumitted
he/she/it manumitted
we manumitted
you manumitted
they manumitted
Present Continuous
I am manumitting
you are manumitting
he/she/it is manumitting
we are manumitting
you are manumitting
they are manumitting
Present Perfect
I have manumitted
you have manumitted
he/she/it has manumitted
we have manumitted
you have manumitted
they have manumitted
Past Continuous
I was manumitting
you were manumitting
he/she/it was manumitting
we were manumitting
you were manumitting
they were manumitting
Past Perfect
I had manumitted
you had manumitted
he/she/it had manumitted
we had manumitted
you had manumitted
they had manumitted
I will manumit
you will manumit
he/she/it will manumit
we will manumit
you will manumit
they will manumit
Future Perfect
I will have manumitted
you will have manumitted
he/she/it will have manumitted
we will have manumitted
you will have manumitted
they will have manumitted
Future Continuous
I will be manumitting
you will be manumitting
he/she/it will be manumitting
we will be manumitting
you will be manumitting
they will be manumitting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been manumitting
you have been manumitting
he/she/it has been manumitting
we have been manumitting
you have been manumitting
they have been manumitting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been manumitting
you will have been manumitting
he/she/it will have been manumitting
we will have been manumitting
you will have been manumitting
they will have been manumitting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been manumitting
you had been manumitting
he/she/it had been manumitting
we had been manumitting
you had been manumitting
they had been manumitting
I would manumit
you would manumit
he/she/it would manumit
we would manumit
you would manumit
they would manumit
Past Conditional
I would have manumitted
you would have manumitted
he/she/it would have manumitted
we would have manumitted
you would have manumitted
they would have manumitted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.manumit - free from slavery or servitudemanumit - free from slavery or servitude  
set free, liberate - grant freedom to; "The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university"


To set at liberty:
Slang: spring.
Idiom: let loose.
References in classic literature ?
The manumission of the slaves in New York has been gradual.
Planters more frequently manumitted these children, but as Vasconcellos asserts, viewing the frequency of such manumissions requires a sophisticated interpretation of race and paternity in relation to the plantation economy.
They discuss his French heritage, including his family's move to Philadelphia; Benezet and the Quaker community in the British Atlantic world, including how he became a respected figure in it, how his antislavery ideas are based on the peace testimony of the Quaker religion, comparisons to abolitionist John Woolman, and the changing Atlantic world of the time; and Benezet's writings key to the New Jersey campaign to ban slave imports and ease private manumissions before the American Revolution, the transatlantic circulation of the first Quaker antislavery pamphlets, the impact of his views about Africa, the antislavery culture of Benjamin Rush's Philadelphia, and how Benezet complemented the contributions of the Black Founders.
For a long time, it has been claimed that the number of manumissions in Suriname was very low when compared (14) with other colonies (Brana-Shute 1985:202 and Hoetink 1972:80).
In the city's notarial records, the enslaved manumissions were classified as cartas de libertad, literally "letters of liberty".
Taking a cue from Pascoe, this paper focuses on the relationship between interracial sex and slave manumissions in the American South.
The topics include metropolitan Spain and the Canaries in the 15th and 16th centuries, the limits of manumission for enslaved Africans in 18th-century British West Indian sugar society, sex and gender in Surinamese manumissions, the struggle of liberated Africans for final emancipation in Brazil from the 1840s to the 1860s, and the slave owner's family and manumission in the post-revolutionary Chesapeake tidewater.
Gellman also credits the New York Manumission Society with significant contributions to the abolitionist movement, including petitions, assistance with personal manumissions, and legal help to kidnapped slaves.
The vast majority of these manumissions, 684 out of 760 or 90 per cent, in fact took place in just four months from September through December 1682.
The book is based on a substantial body of primary documentation: manuscript censuses for 1775, 1798 and 1820, parish records of baptisms, marriages, and deaths, property inventories and wills over a two hundred year period, and town council records including registration of slave manumissions.
Some are contracts about slavery, loans, manumissions, the purchase of beer, or marriage agreements.
Study of statutes and local legislation (which Epstein takes as an "explicit" law, in contrast to the Latinate and learned law, although it is hard to see how that was not also explicit) yields a variety of rules about sales, manumissions, learning trades, crimes, and more.