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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.
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Noun1.manumitter - someone who frees others from bondagemanumitter - someone who frees others from bondage; "Lincoln is known as the Great Emancipator"
liberator - someone who releases people from captivity or bondage
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Kinship was the third most common reason given by a manumitter for releasing his or her slave, and the vast majority of these owners were not White men, but rather White women and free people of African descent (Brana-Shute 1989:54; 1985:139-48, 358; Schiltkamp 1973).
The authors cite the work of Rosemary Brana-Shute (1985, 1989), who showed the importance of female manumitters of female slaves (Brana-Shute 1989, 2000), yet they do not consider this phenomenon, choosing to focus mainly on male manumitters and owners.