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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.

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But now there's only old Manning, and young William, and a new-fashioned woman gardener in breeches and such-like.
Murderess Manning were not both unusually stout people?
Archie Manning grew up in Mississippi, however, and race relations were a big enough issue in his mind that he devotes a good part of a chapter to the subject.
Archie Manning starts by saying he's "Old South" and proud of it, but he's no bigot.
Three handoffs later and Manning was done for the day.
I grew up a lot in that game,'' Manning said of UCLA's 25-23 victory.
That being the case, there are several churches out there where Manning might feel much more at home.