manumit


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man·u·mit

 (măn′yə-mĭt′)
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.

manumit

(ˌmænjʊˈmɪt)
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

man•u•mit

(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.

manumit


Past participle: manumitted
Gerund: manumitting

Imperative
manumit
manumit
Present
I manumit
you manumit
he/she/it manumits
we manumit
you manumit
they manumit
Preterite
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
Future
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
Conditional
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"

manumit

verb
To set at liberty:
Slang: spring.
Idiom: let loose.
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34) Juan's enslavement simultaneously enables and limits his social ascent, as his owner, the Duke of Sesa, both creates a place of prestige for Juan and assigns definite limits to that place by refusing to manumit him.
Like Jefferson, he owned slaves whom he did not manumit.
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It is permitted to enslave someone after a battle, but it is meritorious to manumit a slave.
Robert did not manumit his daughter as his father had manumitted him.
When Adams offered parishioners his own consolation for the moment when "death shall manumit and set free our soules from the prison of the body," he described the separation as an unambiguous good (1619, 5).
One of the two daughters of Althesa and Henry Morton, the white New Orleans man who purchases and marries, but does not manumit Althesa, fifteen-year-old Jane has been raised as white.
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