noun, plural ma·nus.
Anatomy, Zoology. the distal segment of the forelimb of a vertebrate, including the carpus and the forefoot or hand.
Roman Law. power over persons, as that of the husband over the wife.
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Origin of manus
1510–20; < Latin: hand
noun, plural Ma·nus.
a member of a people living on the island of Manus, in the Admiralty Islands.
noun Hindu Mythology.
the progenitor and lawgiver of the human race.
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noun plural -nus
anatomy the wrist and hand
the corresponding part in other vertebrates
Roman law the authority of a husband over his wife
English law (formerly) an oath or the person taking an oath
Word Origin for manus
C19: Latin: hand
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n. pl. manus
The distal part of the arm, including the carpus, metacarpus, and digits.
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