manumission


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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.

manumission

(ˌmænjʊˈmɪʃən)
n
the act of freeing or the state of being freed from slavery, servitude, etc

manumission

the act of setting free or being set free from slavery; emancipation.
See also: Freedom
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manumission - the formal act of freeing from slaverymanumission - the formal act of freeing from slavery; "he believed in the manumission of the slaves"
freeing, liberation, release - the act of liberating someone or something

manumission

noun freeing, release, liberation, emancipation, deliverance, unchaining, enfranchisement The country's manumission began in 1762.

manumission

noun
The state of not being in confinement or servitude:
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The manumission of the slaves in New York has been gradual.
Chapter 2 discusses mixed-race children and is extended to revisit access to manumission.
The show does not exaggerate Alexander Hamilton's opposition to slavery--he was a founding member of the New York Manumission Society, which worked, de spite political pressure, for the liberation of slaves and eventual abolition of slavery.
Stage diving at DC10; Mad nights at the Manumission hotel and my residency at Pacha; the beaches of Formentera.
The freedom paper, or manumission, was donated by Demas' great-great-great grandson Benjamin Hall of Eaton Rapids.
Cottrol argues that the Roman legal tradition, which provided the foundation for slave laws in Latin America, allowed greater opportunity for manumission, protected the limited rights of slaves, and guaranteed their rights as citizens once they were emancipated.
It was possible for a slave to obtain his freedom in two ways--by marronage or manumission.
In the latter case, manumission was likely to result in destitution and starvation.
Playing regular sets at clubs such as Cream and Gatecrasher and Manumission in Ibiza, she also spins the discs around the world at nightclubs, festivals and private events.
He examines the manumission policy adopted by the British Agencies in the region and assesses the impact of the policies in Arabian societies.
Ultimately, Maria's legal battle against her former owner highlights the entrepreneurial prowess and social networks that could lead the enslaved to freedom, but in the process, it also betrays the often-unfulfilled promises of colonial manumission.