from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The distal part of the forelimb of a vertebrate, including the wrist and hand or the carpus and forefoot.
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- n. A hand, as the part of the fore limb below the forearm in a man, or the corresponding part in other vertebrates.
- n. The power over other people, especially that of a man over his wife.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The distal segment of the fore limb, including the carpus and fore foot or hand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The hand.
- n. In Roman law: Same as dominium, but more commonly used of power over persons.
- n. More specifically, the power of a Roman husband over his wife: as, in manu (of a woman), under the marital authority.
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- n. the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
 _In manus venire_, 'to come within reach,' 'engage in close combat;' for _manus conserere_, which is much more frequent.
The term manus mortua is not applied to the sovereign, yet land so taken "in manum nostram" is not to be retained.
The word “manage” is interesting, it comes from the Latin word manus for hand.
Tu fero iuueni in manus floridam ipse puellulam dedis a gremio suae
The manus is shorter than the pes and has more delicate terminal phalanges.
This image, known as the manus Dei or dextera Dei, “the hand of God,” denoted divine approval and was already a common sight on the coinage of Arcadius.
Sicut enim alias manus Templum cxpcOiat, quibus abfbluatur: fic, vt digno defcribarur characlere, longe aliud expofcit ingenium.
Manumission is the giving of freedom; for while a man is in slavery he is subject to the power once known as 'manus'; and from that power he is set free by manumission.
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For example, every evening at 10pm devout Roman Catholics must examine their consciences, read a psalm, declare In manus tuas, Domine "Into your hands, Lord", sing the Nunc dimittis from the second chapter of the Gospel of Saint Luke and conclude with a hymn to the mother of Jesus.