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Manʹumit

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To set free; properly “to send from one’s hand” (e manu mittere). One of the Roman ways of freeing a slave was to take him before the chief magistrate and say, “I wish this man to be free.” The lictor or master then turned the slave round in a circle, struck him with a rod across the cheek, and let him go.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Mantaccini
Mantalini (Madame)
Mantel-piece (A)
Mantible (Bridge of)
Mantiger
Mantle of Fidelity (The)
Mantra or Mintra (Persian mythology)
Mantuan Swain, Swan, or Bard (The)
Manucodiata (The)
Manumit
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Many
Many a Mickle makes a Muckle
Many Men, Many Minds
Maori (The)
Mara
Marabou Feathers
Marabout (in French)
Marabuts
Maranatha (Syriac, the Lord will comei.e. to execute judgment)

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