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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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Look for us in a box, in top hat and tails and quaffing more Dom and Canapes - manservant in tow of course...
In Hebrew, the word employed for "anything" and "everything" is identical, "Kol." Hence, the above verse can also be translated as, "You shall not covet your neighbour's wife; you shall not covet your neighbour's house, nor his field, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, and everything that belongs to your neighbour." By concluding the verse with these words, the Torah is not just instructing us not to covet anything of our neighbour, but also helping us achieve this difficult state of consciousness.
Critique: A superbly crafted novel of wit and wisdom, "The Manservant" by master novelist and professional chef Michael Harwood (www.mjharwoodauthor.com) is an enormously entertaining read from beginning to end.
Comical interludes with manservant Alfrid seem to jar with the darker tone that pervade this chapter, including the loss of at least one hero in the melee.
As well as Palin, actor and comedian Joe Pasquale is returning to the role of King Arthur and actor Todd Carty returns as King Arthur's faithful manservant Patsy.
Charged with retrieving a stolen Goya masterpiece, Charlie and his manservant Jock Strapp (Paul Bettany) pursue the painting across the globe while attempting to stay one step ahead of MI5's Alistair Maitland (Ewan McGregor) and various baddies.
The Granthams are invited to a shoot in Northumberland, so manservant Thomas and Sir Robert (Rob James-Collier and Hugh Bonneville, right) pack their guns.
Into this run-down piazza come Antipholus of Syracuse and his manservant, Dromio of Syracuse, baffling those familiar with the strangers' resident lookalikes, Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus.
That's "Mojo," the 1995 debut play by Jez Butterworth ("Jerusalem") now revived with a headline-grabbing cast including Brendan Coyle (stoic manservant Bates from "Downton Abbey,") and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley from "Harry Potter").
His surname was immortalised by writer PG Wodehouse, who saw Jeeves play in 1913 and was so impressed by the cricketer's conduct and style that he stored the name and used it two years later when he devised his famous manservant character.
Saudi prince who killed manservant 'to be allowed home' Mr Al Saud, 36, was found guilty at the Old Bailey two years ago of murdering his manservant Bandar Abdulaziz, 32, in a "sadistic" assault in their five-star London hotel suite.
Just like Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg got his manservant Passepartout to accompany him, this freelance copyeditor with Time magazine was on the lookout for a companion.