Manumit - #517

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Feb 19 2019 16

Today's word of the day manumit. It's spelled M-A-N-U-M-I-T. Manumit is a verb that means to release from slavery.

The origin of manumit comes from two Latin words. There's manu (MAH noo) and (ay MEET tay ray). Together they mean 'send out from one's hand.' 

In school we studied the history of a slave who bore his shackles with great patience. He hoped someday that his master would manumit him from captivity and eventually he did.

Manumit is spelled M-A-N-U-M-I-T.