Mancipation

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mancipation Slavery; involuntary servitude.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mancipation In Roman antiquity, a legal formality for acquiring title to property, whether by actual or by simulated purchase. This formality was employed not only in the case of property which could change hands by actual transfer, but also with relation to immaterial rights and privileges, as the prerogatives arising from marriage, adoption, emancipation from paternal authority, etc. The formality consisted in a declaration of purchase before five witnesses, followed by the weighing out, by an officer with brazen scales, of the real or figurative purchase-money. This form of sale was abolished by Justinian.
    • n mancipation The act of mancipating or enslaving; slavery; involuntary servitude.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mancipation man-si-pā′shun in ancient Rome, a legal formality for acquiring title to property by actual or by simulated purchase
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mancipatio, a transfer

Usage

In literature:

Liberate the rebels, and 'mancipate the niggers.
"The Attache" by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Liberate the rebels, and 'mancipate the niggers.
"The Attache" by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
I was a slave till 'mancipation.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
I picked a little cotton before 'mancipation.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
Was born in 1847, 'mancipated in '65.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
De day de mancipation wuz read dey wuz sadness an' gladness.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Probably the horses were found by the 'Mancipes mutationum.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
I bossed them free niggers till they done disremembered they was 'mancipated.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home" by Nell Speed
But de 'mancipation come and take off de woolly coat and leave de nigger wid no protection and he cain't take care of hisself either.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Clear the track of 'mancipation!
"The Liberty Minstrel" by George W. Clark
The ordinary ceremony of a Mancipation was then proceeded with.
"Ancient Law" by Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
Jes like tarpins or turtles after 'mancipation.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Before 'mancipation my mammy and daddy owned by the very same old fellar, Thomas Henry McNeil.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
I's purty small yit when 'mancipation comes and didn't have no hard work.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
When 'mancipation come out massa come to de back door with de paper and say, 'Yous free.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
Dis wot yer call 'mancipation?
"The History of the Nineteenth Century in Caricature" by Arthur Bartlett Maurice
After the 'Mancipation, everybody was a-standin' up for liberty, and I wasent goin' to stay home when everybody else was a-goin'.
"Tenting on the Plains" by Elizabeth B. Custer
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