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MANSLAUGHTER,
crim. law. The unlawful killing of another without malice either express or implied. 4 Bl. Com. 190 1 Hale, P. C. 466. The distinctions... more

MANSTEALING.
This word is sometimes used synonymously with kidnapping. The latter is more technical. 4 Bl. Com. 219. ... more

MANU FORTI.
With strong hand. (q. v.) This term is used in pleading in cases of forcible entry, and no other words are of equal import.... more

MANU OPERA.
This has the same meaning with mannopus. (q. v.) ... more

MANUAL.
That which is employed or used by the hand, of which a present profit may be made. Things in the manual occupation of the... more

MANUCAPTIO,
practice. In the English law it is a writ which lies for a man taken on suspicion of felony and the like, who cannot... more

MANUCAPTORS.
The same as mainpernors. (q. v.) ... more

MANUFACTURE
This word is used in the English and American patent laws. This term includes two classes of things; first, all machinery which is to... more

MANUMISSION
contracts. The agreement by which the owner or master of a slave sets him free and at liberty; the written instrument which contains this agreement... more

MANURE,
Dung. When collected in a heap, it is considered as personal property, but, when spread, it becomes a part of the land and acquires the... more

MANUS.
Anciently signified the person taking an oath as a compurgator. The use of this word probably came from the party laying his hand on the... more

MANUSCRIPT
A writing; a writing which has never been printed. 2. The act of congress securing to authors a copyright passed February 3, 1831, sect.... more

MARAUDER.
One who, while employed in the army as a soldier, commits a larceny or robbery in the neighborhood of the camp, or while wandering... more

MARC-BANCO.
The name of a coin. The marc-banco of Hamburg, as money of account, at the custom-house, is deemed and taken to be of the... more

MARCHES,
Eng. law. This word signifies the limits, or confines, or borders. Bac. Law Tracts, tit. Jurisdiction of the. Marches, p. 246. It was applied to... more

MARETUM.
Marshy ground overflowed by the sea or great rivers. Co. Litt. 5. ... more

MARINARIUS.
An ancient word which signified a mariner or seaman; in England marinarius capitaneus, was the admiral or warden of the ports. ... more

MARINE.
Whatever concerns the navigation of the sea, and forms the naval power of a nation is called its marine. ... more

MARINE CONTRACT.
One which relates to business done or transacted upon the sea and in sea ports, and over which the courts of admiralty have jurisdiction concurrent... more

MARINE INSURANCE,
contracts. A contract by which one party, for a stipulated premium, undertakes to indemnify the other, against all perils or sea risks, to which... more

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