Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Liberation from slavery, bondage, or restraint; a setting free; emancipation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of manumitting, or of liberating a slave from bondage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun release from slavery, freedom, the act of manumitting

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the formal act of freeing from slavery

Etymologies

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From the past participle stem of Latin manumittere.

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  • from Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution

    March 6, 2011