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MANDAMUS,
practice. The name of a writ, the principal word of which when the proceedings were in Latin, was mandamus, we command. 2. It is... more

MANDANT.
The principal in the contract of mandate is so called. Story, Ag. 337. ... more

MANDATARIUS.
One who is entrusted with and undertakes to perform a mandate. This word is used by the civilians in the same sense that we... more

MANDATARY,
contracts. One who undertakes to perform a mandate. Jones Bailm. 53; Story on Bailm. 38. Dr. Halifax calls him mandatee. Halif. Anal. Civ. Law,... more

MANDATE
A judicial command or precept issued by a court or magi- trate, directing the proper officer to enforce a judgment, sentence or decree. Jones. Bailm.... more

MANDATE
Mandatum or commission, contracts. Sir William Jones defines a mandate to be a bailment of goods without reward, to be carried from place to place,... more

MANDATE,
civil law. Mandates were the instructions which the emperor addressed to public functionaries, which were to serve as rules for their conduct. 2. These... more

MANDATOR,
contracts. The person employing another to perform a mandate. Story on Bailm. 138; 1 Brown, Civ. Law, 382; Halif. Anal. Civ. Law, 70.... more

MANDAVI BALLIVO,
English law. The return made by a sheriff, when he has committed the execution of a writ to a bailiff of a liberty, who... more

MANHOOD.
The ceremony of doing homage by the vassal to his lord was de- nominated homagium or manhood, by the feudists. The formula used was devenio... more

MANIA
madness and the urgent necessity of a strict confinement. One lunatic, after long intervals of calmness, spoke at first with volubility, uttered frequent shouts... more

MANIA A POTU.
Insanity arising from the use of spirituous liquors. Vide Delirium Tremens. ... more

MANIFEST,
antities and packages thereof shall be inserted in successive order in the manifest; aud all spirits, wines aud teas, constituting the whole or any part... more

MANIFEST,
evidence. That which is clear and requires no proof; that which is noto- rious. See Notoriety. ... more

MANIFESTO.
A solemn declaration, by the constituted authorities of a nation, which contains the reasons for its public acts towards another. 2. On the declaration... more

MANKIND.
Persons of the male sex; but in a more general sense, it includes persons of both sexes; for example, the statute of 25 Hen.... more

MANNER AND FORM,
pleading. After traversing any allegation in pleading, it is usual to say "in manner and form as he has in his declaration in that... more

MANNOPUS.
An ancient word which signifies goods taken in the hands of an ap- prehended thief. ... more

MANOR,
estates. This word is derived from the French manoir, and signifies, a house, residence, or habitation. At present its meaning is more enlarged, and includes... more

MANSION.
This term is synonymous with house. (q. v.) 1 Chit. Pr. 167; 2 T. R. 502; 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 215, n. 35; 9 B.... more

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