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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.
References in classic literature ?
In these excursions he was usually accompanied by an old negro, called Jupiter, who had been manumitted before the reverses of the family, but who could be induced, neither by threats nor by promises, to abandon what he considered his right of attendance upon the footsteps of his young "Massa Will.
They had acquired their family names through concubinage or from their Jewish fathers, or from having taken the names of their former owners when they were manumitted.
that he provided, Peter Desverneys was manumitted by the state
Though Rosalie was free, Vincent took the step of drawing up for her and her children a "free paper," a document which declared he had manumitted them.
Jupiter's seeming dedication and freedom of mobility acquire new meaning when read in light of 1830 Louisiana legislation that called for removal of recently manumitted freedmen and prevented free persons of color from entering the state (Robinson 112-14).
However, in Last Night the disintegration of social life is concomitnnt with the emergence of an ideologically manumitted society.
Schieffelin imported 60 in 1890 brought them to Central Park to be released, not quite manumitted, though it's from the Latin for to send forth from the hand the way I imagine Noah sent the raven and the dove out into the world made new.
For the newly manumitted, Emancipation Day provided an outlet to reflect upon the vast possibilities of freedom from enslavement.
It is the same government that manumitted more than five thousands of them," he said.
Metoyer manumitted Coincoin and she remained with him until shortly before he took a legal wife in 1788 (Mills 2009).
Ben and Rit Ross were free - Ben had been manumitted in 1840, and he had purchased his wife's freedom for $20 in 1855 -and could leave anytime.