Manumitted
Manumit Man`u*mit", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Manumitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Manumitting}.] [L. manumittere, manumissum; manus the hand + mittere to send, to send off. See {Manual}, and {Missile}.] To release from slavery; to liberate from personal bondage or servitude; to free, as a slave. ``Manumitted slaves.'' --Hume. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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