Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of stealing human beings to sell them into slavery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or business of stealing or kidnaping human beings, especially with a view to e�slave them.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act or business of kidnapping human beings, especially with a view to enslave them.

Etymologies

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man +‎ stealing

Examples

  • Police spokesman Col Dave Bruce said police were investigating charges of "manstealing" and assault with intention to cause grievous bodily harm.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The crime committed upon him was, therefore, stealing, and as he was a man that crime was "manstealing," the nature and consequences of which were precisely the same as those which everywhere uniformly attend the practice of human slavery, or in other words, they are each precisely the same crime.

    A condensed anti-slavery Bible argument, by

  • The country was in the process of making a sharp turn into a new era, in which “manstealing”—the horrific trafficking in humans—would no longer find acceptance.

    Hanging Captain Gordon

  • The country was in the process of making a sharp turn into a new era, in which “manstealing”—the horrific trafficking in humans—would no longer find acceptance.

    Hanging Captain Gordon

  • The country was in the process of making a sharp turn into a new era, in which “manstealing”—the horrific trafficking in humans—would no longer find acceptance.

    Hanging Captain Gordon

  • The country was in the process of making a sharp turn into a new era, in which “manstealing”—the horrific trafficking in humans—would no longer find acceptance.

    Hanging Captain Gordon

  • To guard most effectually against this dreadful crime of manstealing, God enacted this severe law.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • To guard most effectually against this dreadful crime of manstealing, God enacted this severe law.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • He can take care of them; but if for wise purposes he sees fit to allow them to be sold, this will afford you an opportunity of testifying openly, wherever you go, against the crime of _manstealing_.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • He can take care of them; but if for wise purposes he sees fit to allow them to be sold, this will afford you an opportunity of testifying openly, wherever you go, against the crime of _manstealing_.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

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