to free from slavery; emancipate (a slave, serf, etc.)
Origin of manumitMiddle 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) + mittere, to send: see mission
transitive verbman·u·mit·ted, man·u·mit·ting, man·u·mits
To free from slavery or bondage; emancipate.
Origin of manumitMiddle English manumitten, from Old French manumitter, from Latin man&umacron;mittere : man&umacron;, ablative of manus, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots + mittere, to send from.
(third-person singular simple present manumits, present participle manumitting, simple past and past participle manumitted)