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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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With less than a fortnight to go ahead of Alonso's home grand prix in Barcelona on May 9, it is a race the 28-yearold feels will separate the men from the boys.
With less than a fortnight to go ahead of Alonso's home grand prix in Barcelona on May 9, it is a race the 28-year-old feels will separate the men from the boys in the world title fight.
December and January will separate the men from the boys.
GERAINT THOMAS insists the final four stages of the cycling Tour of Britain will separate the men from the boys after narrowly missing out on a second successive top 10 finish yesterday.
GERAINT THOMAS insists the final four stages of the Tour of Britain will separate the men from the boys after narrowly missing out on a second successive top-10 finish yesterday.
Twenty20 is here to stay and is the future of coloured clothes cricket, but white clothes separate the men from the boys andndash; where you are testing yourself over five days," Pietersen said at Lord's on Monday.
Equally there are items which separate the men from the boys and which, in the wrong hands - or on the wrong body - scream 'no' with all their hearts.
But most of all, pouring rain, zero visibility and a slippery surface will ultimately separate the men from the boys.
Those were the days when football practices were more like Marine boot camps, the thought of taking a swig of water wasn't just looked down upon, it was forbidden, and long, two-a-day practices were designed to separate the men from the boys.
Indeed, Randal Holme's Academy of Armory uses beard growth alone to separate the men from the boys.

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