Definition of manumise in English:

manumise

(also manumize)

verb

rare, historical
  • To free (a slave), release (a captive); = "manumit".

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Fitzherbert (d. 1531). Back-formation from manumission, after e.g. commise, premise, remise. In forms in -ss- probably after (or perhaps independently from) classical Latin manūmiss-, past participial stem of manūmittere manumit.

Pronunciation

manumise

/ˈmanjʊmʌɪz/