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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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The Conference, which coincides this year with the selection of Madinah as the Capital of Islamic Culture for the year 2013, will discuss matters of concern to men of letters in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
LAHORE -- President Pakistan Muslim League (N) Nawaz Sharif has re-inaugurated the historic meeting place of intellectuals, poets, and men of letters, namely 'Pak Tea House' after it remained closed for 13 long years.
He situates Marx in terms of literary taste in the 19th century, as well as concedering how men of letters like Marx used literature in a critical, though non-literary way.
A club official said that the intention is to establish the club as a meeting place for men of letters and intellectuals and as a forum for the discussion of cultural and literary issues.
Karak, July 3 (Petra) - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Monday sent a letter to the publishers of the memoir of the late Odeh Qussous praising their work to highlight the career of one of Jordan's prominent historians and men of letters who documented Jordan's history.
Today it has 1,300 members including many of the most distinguished actors and men of letters in England.
The building will be dedicated for the Oman Film Society, Omani Journalists Association and Omani Writers and Men of Letters Association.
Summary: CAIRO - Emad Abu Ghazi, the new Minister of Culture, was confronted with the anger of the artists and men of letters who met him in an open discussion on Thursday in the Supreme Council of Culture at the Cairo Opera House.
Leila Ben Ali, the Conference attendees-Arab and Foreign Diplomats, experts, representatives of Arab, Foreign and National Organisations, men of letters and media and researchers in the emigration-field commend the achievements accomplished under the Tunisian AWO Presidency, so many achievements that have contributed to energise the Organisation's action and given a forceful impulse to the joint Arab action in the fields of women and family.
In this painful time, we express our deepest condolences and most sincere compassion to you, and through you, to all members of the deceased's family, his relatives, friends, his fans and to his big family of thinkers and men of letters and culture, which lost with his death, one of its prominent figures," the message added.
But visitors also learned the Samurai, who existed from the eighth century until the end of World War Two, were not just fighters - many were learned men of letters, poets, artists and religious scholars.
Director of the Center Alaa al-Akbani said the Center has become a forum for poets and men of letters that encourages promising talents and provides them with an opportunity to rise.