manumit

manumit
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.

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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 — 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 School — The Manumit School ( manumit in Latin means freedom from slavery) was an experimental Christian socialist boarding school in Pawling, New York. and, in 1944, Bristol, Pennsylvania. Founded on purchased farm land in 1924 by Rev. William and Helen… …   Wikipedia

  • manumit — 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 …   New Collegiate 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

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