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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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"You got no business hanging around this road with my menfolk so close by."
I will be cheering on the Lionesses in their next game and would hope that the menfolk do the same.
The rich urban women are almost on a par with their menfolk. They have freedom of movement; as they drive, attend social gatherings, go to cinema, concerts and exhibitions, with or without any male family member as chaperon.
Alhaji Owolabi noted the support of the menfolk for the various efforts of the ADS women.