the act of freeing or the state of being freed from slavery, servitude, etc

1375–1425; late Middle English  < Latin manūmissiōn-  (stem of manūmissiō ). See manumit, mission
early 15c., from L. manumissionem  (nom. manumissio ) “freeing of a slave,” noun of action from manumittere  “to set free,” from manu mittere  “release from control,” from manu,  abl. of manus  “power of a master,” lit. “hand” (see manual) + mittere  “let go, release.”
Online Etymology Dictionary


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