"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Sunday, 20 February 2011


To manumit is to free someone from serfdom or slavery. The noun from the verb manumit is manumission which therefore means the act of freeing slaves or serfs, done at the will of the owner.

(Apologies for the lack of posts recently - I've been bust. Hopefully they will get back to being regular again...)

1 comment:

  1. It sounds a very ancient word, medieval or older.
    Good to see you feel well enough to post again! You were missed.