man

(redirected from Manless)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Manless: Maneless lion
See: character, humanity, mortality

man

Maori for SOVEREIGNTY.

MAN. A human being. This definition includes not only the adult male sex of the human species, but women and children; examples: "of offences against man, some are more immediately against the king, other's more immediately against the subject." Hawk. P. C. book 1, c. 2, s. 1. Offences against the life of man come under the general name of homicide, which in our law signifies the killing of a man by a man." Id. book 1, c. 8, s. 2.
     2. In a more confined sense, man means a person of the male sex; and sometimes it signifies a male of the human species above the age of puberty. Vide Rape. It was considered in the civil or Roman law, that although man and person are synonymous in grammar, they had a different acceptation in law; all persons were men, but all men, for example, slaves, were not persons, but things. Vide Barr. on the Stat. 216, note.

References in periodicals archive ?
Perhaps the saddest landmark is an art-nouveau witches' fountain in the middle of the Royal Mile, which commemorates the 300 women--mostly widows, spinsters, and the suspiciously manless, some presumably lesbians--who were burned on the site.
19) The Shadow of Night was evidently not read for OED, but among the poem's handful of new words are the following, with the source of OED's first citation, for the required sense, noted in brackets: Daphnean [Chapman's Sir Giles Goosecap (1606)]; disparent [Chapman's Iliad (1611)]; expansure [Chapman's portion of Hero and Leander (1606), other citations from Chapman's Sir Giles Goosecap and Iliad]; manless (meaning "inhuman") [Chapman's Iliad]; repulsive [Chapman's Iliad]; windy-footed [windy 9.
Then she wouldn't be middle-aged, manless and still hankering after Amber's unreliable brother.
The result was his unique invention which he also called the "Automatically Controlled Manless Aeroplane.
Already jobless and topless - now Fiz could be manless as well.
Tonight Ceri finds herself jobless and manless, but with typical va va voom, gets out there and manages to flirt her way into employment with mobile phone maestro Robbie Owen (played by Alun Raglan).
The CaZoom PTZ-IV provides high resolution video images of tanks, vessels, nuclear fuel pools, large diameter piping, and other large enclosures where manless entry is desired.