Manumit Definition

manumits, manumitted, manumitting
manumits, manumitted, manumitting
To free from slavery; emancipate (a slave, serf, etc.)
Webster's New World

Origin of Manumit

  • Middle English manumitten from Old French manumitter from Latin manūmittere manū ablative of manus hand man-2 in Indo-European roots mittere to send from

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin manumittere, from pre-Classical Latin manu emittere, literally "˜send out from one's hand'.

    From Wiktionary

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