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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.

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I only experienced Ibiza Town while doing Manumission parade work, striding the streets dressed in my red choirgirl robes ahead of the night at nearby superclub Privilege.
A typical notarized manumission specified how a given slave-owner decided to free his/her enslaved out of goodwill or under the auspices of a sponsor.
I had heard the stories growing up, but was still shocked when I finally held a copy of the brittle, yellowed manumission document that won my fourth great-grandfather, Robert, his freedom on 15 September 1814.
There is an explicit request for an elevation to brotherhood, and some would argue that there appears to be an implicit request for manumission contained in Paul's words "will do even more".
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Williams follows Stone's opposition to slavery--from manumission through colonization to emancipation.
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It builds on the enormously successful sponsorship of a wide range of properties including UK summer music festivals, Manumission in Ibiza, the Q Awards and our national student tour.
Tomorrow night Traffic takes over the place and rocking the DJ booth will be Manumission legend DJ Buff.
Stephen Whitman, who has recently studied manumission in Maryland, in emphasizing black initiative in negotiating for freedom.
Three years after they stopped their infamous Manumission parties that caused scandal across Europe, the guys are back with new event Phantasmagoria at Boom