|n.||1.||The act of manumitting, or of liberating a slave from bondage.|
|Noun||1.||manumission - the formal act of freeing from slavery; "he believed in the manumission of the slaves"|
MANUMISSION, contracts. The agreement by which the owner or master of a
slave sets him free and at liberty; the written instrument which contains
this agreement is also called a manumission.
2. In the civil law it was different from emancipation, which, properly speaking, was applied to the liberation of children from paternal power. Inst. liv. 1, t. 5 & 12; Co. Litt. 137, a; Dane's Ab. h.t.