MEANING: noun: Release from slavery, servitude, or restraint.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin manumittere (to free), from manus (hand) + mittere (to let go). Ultimately from the Indo-European root man- (hand), which also gave us manual, manage, maintain, manicure, maneuver, manufacture, manuscript, command, manure, manque, legerdemain, and mortmain. Earliest documented use: 1452.

MAN OMISSION - concern for others, all too often

MANUFISSION - splitting by hand, as for example a log

MANY MISS ION - and without them there would be no chemistry