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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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She was a big one, but skin and bones and blind in the right eye, a classic profile of a lion turned man-eater.
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An order has been issued either to tranquillise and cage the man-eater or, if it is not possible, to kill it," said P.
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It's a man-eater,'' Cherry chortled when he bid $3,000 to name a tiger cub.
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Many times we declared it done for, but Mother always managed to resurrect the man-eater before we could bury it.
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The Man-Eater of Mfuwe, also maneless, terrorized residents of Zambia's Luangwa River Valley in 1991.
Singh told reporters that the tiger entered human habitat in search of food and that there were no signs to indicate that he was a man-eater.