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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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Across the country, one hears of how women in local governance are mere 'puppets' pirouette by their menfolk in their family.
And the role of women within our society is not truly valued by the menfolk.
Many women played matches "Many women played matches " o raise much-needed funds for " o raise much-needed funds for their menfolk returning home their menfolk returning home wounded from the war, rather wounded from the war, rather like the work of Help For Heroes like the work of Help For Heroes today.
Zach Falconer-Barfield, the founder of the course, had set up his firm last year with the aim of "educating menfolk in the art of good manners", and so far, 150 people have registered for the 'Language of Lingerie' course.
Thus a marriage service that has pious hopes for "'til death" is both unreasonable in the 21 century and against the tradition of the medieval Christian Church in which wealthy wives would retire from their marriages into convent apartments, leaving their horny old menfolk to hawk their hairy ears, liver-spotted hands and deafness round their vassals' daughters.
While their menfolk try to reach the pinnacle of the Super League they will be climbing Ben Nevis to raise money for the aspirational Life For A Kid Foundation which helps children aged under 16 to lead improved lives by providing funds and equipment.
A drop-dead member of a US girl band should not have a prayer of winning the hearts of the average I'm A Celeb voter, but while even women agree Ashley (left) is undeniably hot, she has the reassuring look of someone who won't steal their menfolk when they're at the bingo.
Of course, it's nonsense to speculate that men seek their wives' company more than wives' seek that of their menfolk.
As rich images of bitter winter in an icy and isolated village recede, unsmiling menfolk resume their forays out to sea and their wives and children return to monotonous days of waiting on shore.
is a a heart-warming modern fable that follows a group of Muslim and Christian women in a small, isolated Lebanese village, who band together to ingeniously devise plans to distract the local menfolk in an attempt to defuse mounting inter-religious tensions.
How very often this question we hear, Mostly from our dear menfolk I fear, "I know that I put it in that place, So where have you out it in that case?
Then - and this is, admittedly, a slightly oversimplified study of gender relations - their menfolk will wander into the room, grab the remote and cheerfully say: "Alright love, what's the team news?