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MANUS. Anciently signified the person taking an oath as a compurgator. The use of this word probably came from the party laying his hand on the New Testament. Manus signifies, among the civilians, power, and is frequently used as synonymous with potestas. Lec. El. Dr. Rom. Sec. 94.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Over the years Manus was a leading light that was coming through.
Aapla Manus is slated to release on February 9 across India.
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News of the closure of the Manus Island facility did not immediately generate much hope amongst the refugees there, many of whom have spent years in detention and suffer from mental health issues.
As the family's financial condition deteriorated, Manus had to drop out of the University of Dhaka where she was enrolled in the honors economics program to find a job to take care of her dying father, whom she described as a musical genius.
He set up Manus in 2008 after raising around pounds 200,000 for a proof of concept, and based the company in Newcastle despite doing initial research north of the border.
Tracey, in the article, said that she would tell baby Manus all about his sister Breda when he gets older.
Radio fanatic Manus revealed the amazing story yesterday after Hollywood movie moguls gave the go-ahead for a film about the amazing link-up.
"My thoughts also remain with Manus' co-driver and loyal colleague Donal Barrett.
In Sydney rock star Jimmy Barnes said people were held in detention 'with no hope, no future, nothing to live for, nothing to strive for, nothing to dream about, it's criminal.' The health of asylum seekers the government sent to Nauru and Manus Island off Papua New Guinea shot to prominence in the past week putting Prime Minister Scott Morrison under pressure to resolve the plight of asylum seekers who tried to reach Australia by boat.