freedmanship

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

freedman +‎ -ship

Noun[edit]

freedmanship (uncountable)

  1. The condition of being a freedman.
    • 1890, Edward Poste (tr.), Elements of Roman law, London, UK: Claredon Press, translation of original by Gaius, page 321:
      The third class of freedmanship (dedititia libertas) had long been obsolete when it was formally abolished by Justinian, A.D. 530, Cod. 7, 5.
    • 2014, Koenraad Verboven, “The Freedman Economy of Roman Italy”, in Sinclair Bell, Teresa Ramsby, editors, Free At Last!: The Impact of Freed Slaves on the Roman Empire, page 88:
      'Freedmanship' should not be reduced to an epiphenomenon of slavery, but be acknowledged as a relation of structural importance for the Italian economy.

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