|Title of host publication||The Encyclopedia of Ancient History|
|Editors||Rachel Zelnick‐Abramovitz, Roger S Bagnall, Sabine R Huebner, Craige B Champion, Kai Brodersen|
|Place of Publication||Hoboken, NJ, USA|
|Publisher||Hoboken, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 2012|
Manumission was the termination of the state of slavery – of the total domination and confinement of one person by another – and the annulment of his or her legal condition as property. Being freed, the slave became a subject of rights, but these were often limited.