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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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They did not consider that even if their menfolk were now still living they might perhaps be insane, blind, or maimed for life, which was worse than being killed.
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Then the menfolk could use commuting time to peruse online dating sites, and find lots of lovely girls only too happy to engage in conversation.
Zach Falconer-Barfield, the founder of the course, had set up his firm last year with the aim of "educating menfolk in the art of good manners", and so far, 150 people have registered for the 'Language of Lingerie' course.
While their menfolk try to reach the pinnacle of the Super League they will be climbing Ben Nevis to raise money for the aspirational Life For A Kid Foundation which helps children aged under 16 to lead improved lives by providing funds and equipment.
I m A eve (ls A drop-dead member of a US girl band should not have a prayer of winning the hearts of the average I'm A Celeb voter, but while even women agree Ashley (left) is undeniably hot, she has the reassuring look of someone who won't steal their menfolk when they're at the bingo.
How very often this question we hear, Mostly from our dear menfolk I fear, "I know that I put it in that place, So where have you out it in that case?
Then - and this is, admittedly, a slightly oversimplified study of gender relations - their menfolk will wander into the room, grab the remote and cheerfully say: "Alright love, what's the team news?
A producer once told Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a Jew with shiksa appeal, that curly hair did not make women desirous to menfolk.
From there she looks at his influence under six themes associated with his life and doings: trees, the sea, love, death, fame and scattering--the last being based on Orpheus' murder by the Thracian women who had been put out by his taking their menfolk off to be educated in matters occult.
With the menfolk of a small Welsh village having already departed, it's up to the women to negotiate a tricky detente with the occupying force.