- 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.
Origin of manus
1510–20; < Latin: hand
- a member of a people living on the island of Manus, in the Admiralty Islands.
- the progenitor and lawgiver of the human race.
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Related Wordstentacle, paw, fingernail, talon, nipper, crook, hook, barb, spur, unguis, clapperclaw, fang, manus, grapnel, grappler, retractile, ungula
- 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
C19: Latin: hand
- The distal part of the arm, including the carpus, metacarpus, and digits.
- The hand.
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