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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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The cold hard reality of sudden death football will come home to roost for two of the four teams in action this weekend as the NRL looks to separate the men from the boys in round two of the finals.
The good thing is I've won out here before so I have no fear of winning, especially coming down those last few holes because they separate the men from the boys and I fancy that.
While the whole of India wants us to vanquish the Aussies, it is a match, which will test the best and separate the men from the boys.
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Twenty20 is here to stay and is the future of coloured clothes cricket, but white clothes separate the men from the boys andndash; where you are testing yourself over five days," Pietersen said at Lord's on Monday.
But most of all, pouring rain, zero visibility and a slippery surface will ultimately separate the men from the boys.
One of the things it will do," he said, "is separate the men from the boys.
The social activity of lawn balls is seen as a measure of true character: it can separate the men from the boys as players publicly demonstrate their balls on the lawn.
Indeed, Randal Holme's Academy of Armory uses beard growth alone to separate the men from the boys.

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