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SEX. The physical difference between male and female in animals.
     2. In the human species the male is called man, (q.v.) and the female, woman. (q.v.) Some human beings whose sexual organs are somewhat imperfect, have acquired the name of hermaphrodite. (q.v.)
     3. In the civil state the sex creates a difference among individuals. Women cannot generally be elected or appointed to offices or service in public capacities. In this our law agrees with that of other nations. The civil law excluded women from all offices civil or public: Faemintae ab omnibus officiis civilibus vel publicis remotae sunt. Dig. 50, 17, 2. The principal reason of this exclusion is to encourage that modesty which is natural to the female sex, and which renders them unqualified to mix and contend with men; the pretended weakness of the sex is not probably the true reason. Poth. Des Personnes, tit. 5; Wood's Inst. 12; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 24; 1 Beck's Med. Juris. 94. Vide Gender; Male; Man; Women; Worthiest of blood.

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Many of them are loving fathers, and even love their wives, but live in a sexless marriage not by their own choice.
ORDINARY LIES BBC1, 9pm Office gossip Kathy appears to have it all - but her picture-perfect family life hides years of a sexless marriage that has forced her to seek out an online suitor.
Ordinary Lies BBC One Wales, 9pm Office gossip Kathy appears to have it all - but her picture-perfect family life hides years of a sexless marriage that has forced her to seek out an online suitor.
Paula nowadays would rather just look at Ian's other qualities and focus on the more bright side of their sexless marriage.
Living in a passive aggressive marriage means that couples have to solve this challenge in a creative way or risk having a sexless marriage.
They find themselves in a sexless marriage, they're caught between a rock and a hard place.
Basically he states that when Christ became flesh, His flesh was not that of a sexless humanity but rather that of a male.
Sex and the Single Girl," her grab-bag book of advice, opinion and anecdote on why being single shouldn't mean being sexless, made a celebrity of the 40-year-old advertising copywriter in 1962.
Craig has described me as stiff and sexless and I'm determined to prove him wrong.
because I wasn't sure whether he was calling the dance sexless or me.
Some 40 million American couples have sexless marriages and 'lack of interest' by women is nearly an epidemic.
I'm not convinced that family life is such a good thing for young footballers - I'd prefer to see them living the humble, scholarly and, most importantly, sexless existence of monks.