manumission censu

manumission censu

The freeing of a slave by having the censor enter the slave’s name on the census roll, the slave professing to be a freeman in the presence of the master.

? Once the censor entered the slave’s name on the census roll, the slave became a freeman and a citizen ¡ª by a simple stroke of the pen.

¡ª Also termed manumissio censu.


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