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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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manumit

verb
To set at liberty:
Slang: spring.
Idiom: let loose.
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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." It is not improbable that the relatives of Legrand, conceiving him to be somewhat unsettled in intellect, had contrived to instil this obstinacy into Jupiter, with a view to the supervision and guardianship of the wanderer.
Manumitted slaves were reinvested with the rights to family, to property, to inheritance; we know that already, as slaves, they could exercise de facto "rights" that were not recognized by law.
Born in Montserrat, as a manumitted slave she moved between Grenada and Demerara.
What was also remarkable about the century was the number of converts to Judaism, especially manumitted, female household slaves of Russian origin.
Morgan, after having manumitted himself from slavery, became a member of the Constitutional Convention as well as the Virginia legislature (Jackson, pp.
Shortly after Rithie's death in 1770, Prince Hall was manumitted. A number of men named "Prince Hall" appear in Boston marriage records after 1770 and in the records of the Revolutionary War.
"It became the duty of the Executive to endeavor to ascertain the fact, whether the said people were free or slaves," he pointed out, since if they had been manumitted, the murders were justifiable acts of self-defense.
In such a frontier environment, common-law marriages between African women and Frenchmen and between Africans and Indians were apparently frequent, and French masters regularly manumitted their lovers and illegitimate children.
Numbers of slaves were constantly being manumitted. Occasionally, an emancipated slave would be granted citizenship status.
(2) manumitted more slaves than other slave systems even in Brazil and Cuba where slavery was of vital importance to the export economy, and
It is inevitable in Faulkner's economy--of human responsibility and past that acts as a "promissory note with a trick clause in it which, as long as nothing goes wrong, can be manumitted in an orderly manner, but which fate or luck or chance, can foreclose on you without warning" (Requiem, p.
In other words, a master could allow a slave to be manumitted through self-purchase or purchase by others, but this was not an enforceable right, as it was under Spanish law.