transitive verb (-mitted; -mitting) Etymology: Middle English manumitten, from Anglo-French manumettre, from Latin manumittere, from manus hand + mittere to let go, send Date: 15th century to release from slavery Synonyms: see free

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manumit — index disengage, disenthrall, enfranchise, free, liberate, quit (free of), release, relieve ( …   Law dictionary

  • manumit — (v.) early 15c., from L. manumittere to release, set at liberty, emancipate, lit. to send from one s hand (i.e. control ); see MANUMISSION (Cf. manumission). Related: Manumitted; manumitting …   Etymology dictionary

  • manumit — emancipate, enfranchise, deliver, discharge, *free, release, liberate Antonyms: enslave …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • manumit — [man΄yo͞omit′] vt. manumitted, manumitting [ME manumitten < OFr manumitter < L manumittere, lit., to let go from the hand, free < manu, abl. of manus, a hand (see MANUAL) + mittere, to send: see MISSION] to free from slavery; liberate (a …   English World dictionary

  • manumit — manumitter, n. /man yeuh mit /, v.t., manumitted, manumitting. to release from slavery or servitude. [1375 1425; late ME < L manumittere, earlier manu emittere to send away from (one s) hand, i.e., to set free. See MANUS, EMIT] * * * …   Universalium

  • manumit — verb /mænjʊˈmɪt/ To release from slavery, to free. Ruth wept much but Sara set her beauty to a fierce grimness which, even when, as you shall hear later, she was manumitted, she never entirely lost. See Also: manumission …   Wiktionary

  • manumit — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. liberate, emancipate, release; see free 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To set at liberty: discharge, emancipate, free, liberate, loose, release. Slang: spring. Idiom: let loose. See FREE …   English dictionary for students

  • manumit — man·u·mit || ‚mænjÉ™ mɪt /‚mænjÊŠ mɪt v. free from slavery, emancipate, set free from bondage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • manumit — [ˌmanjʊ mɪt] verb (manumits, manumitting, manumitted) historical release from slavery; set free. Derivatives manumission noun manumitter noun Origin ME: from L. manumittere, lit. send forth from the hand …   English new terms dictionary

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