manumit definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English manumitten ; from Old French manumitter ; from Classical Latin manumittere, literally , to let go from the hand, free ; from manu, ablative of manus, a hand (see manual) plush mittere, to send: see mission
manumit definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb man·u·mit·ted, man·u·mit·ting, man·u·mits
Origin: Middle English manumitten, from Old French manumitter, from Latin manūmittere : manū, ablative of manus, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots + mittere, to send from.
- manˌu·misˈsion noun
- manˌu·mitˈter noun