Manumit meaning

măn'yə-mĭt'
To free from slavery or bondage; emancipate.
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To free from slavery; emancipate (a slave, serf, etc.)
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To release from slavery, to free.
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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