manumit

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From Latin manumittere, from pre-Classical Latin manu emittere, literally ‘send out from one’s hand’.

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manumit (third-person singular simple present manumits, present participle manumitting, simple past and past participle manumitted)

  1. To release from slavery, to free.
    • 1985, Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked, Arbor House Publishing Company (1985),
      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.

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