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  • n. a male person (man or boy) who is a member of an organisation
  • n. common, anatomically sounding euphemism for the penis (regarded as if an additional member on the body, like arms and legs) of a man, boy or male animal


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  • On the birth of a new male member in the geil-fine the eldest member of the group was moved up into the next four (the deirbh-fine), and one out of that four into the next four, and one out of the last four was moved out of the fine altogether, into the clan, or sept, this last male thereby ceasing to be a member of the family, or fine.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • In international intercourse two titles gradually won general recognition, "Monsieur" as the title of the eldest brother of the King of France (if not heir presumptive) and "Monseigneur" for the Dauphin, or eldest son of the French king, who was also the crown prince, or for whatever male member of the family was recognized as heir presumptive to the throne.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman


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