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Maori for SOVEREIGNTY.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Rowley, "Ritual and the Hebrew Prophets," in Men of God, 111-40; previously published in JSS 1 (1956): 338-60; and in Myth, Ritual and Kingship, ed.
Armed with church law and interpretations of scripture, they are challenging the right of these men of God to spread the word of the Lord.
We're asking the pastors to stand with their men." Perhaps in order to further PK's penetration into states and local communities and expand its internal hierarchy of "ambassadors" and "key men," McCartney also announced a January 1998 "pastors-only" summit meeting called "Building Mighty Men of God."