Give your definition of the Manumission term and provide an example.

Manumission is a Roman legal term for the freeing of a slave. This liberation was carried out in various ways. For example, vindicta was a ceremonial release by touching the slave with a special praetor’s release rod. This type of release was based on another person’s complaint, declaring that the one being released was not a slave but a free man before the magistrate, where the master released the slave. Another example is censure, a type of emancipation where the lord instructed that his slave be released and be placed on the censor’s list as a citizen. If the slave was set free publicly, in the presence of magistrates, he received, along with his freedom, his civil rights; in other forms, he received only freedom without civil rights. African slaves were also freed in the United States, although sometimes it was forbidden or required consent from the state legislature.

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