What is another word for manumission?

79 synonyms found


[ mˌanjuːmˈɪʃən], [ mˌanjuːmˈɪʃən], [ m_ˌa_n_j_uː_m_ˈɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

How to use "Manumission" in context?

Manumission refers to the act of freeing a slave by either buying him or her from the slave-owner, or by completing the necessary legal steps to free the slave. Manumission is not simply the act of freeing a slave-it is also a process that often requires a great deal of paperwork, negotiations, and compensation.

In the United States, manumission was first recognized in law in 1665 with the passage of the Virginia Charter of Freedom, which granted freedom to any slave who had served six years of bondage.

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