(Man*chu") a. [Written also Manchoo, Mantchoo, etc.] Of or pertaining to Manchuria or its
inhabitants. n. A native or inhabitant of Manchuria; also, the language spoken by the Manchus.
(Man"ci*pate) v. t. [L. mancipatus, p. p. of mancipare to sell. Cf. Emancipate.] To enslave; to
bind; to restrict. [Obs.] Sir M. Hale.
(Man`ci*pa"tion) n. [L. mancipatio a transfer.] Slavery; involuntary servitude. [Obs.] Johnson.
(Man"ci*ple) n. [From OF. mancipe slave, servant (with l inserted, as in participle), fr. L.
mancipium. See Mancipate.] A steward; a purveyor, particularly of a college or Inn of Court. Chaucer.
(Man*co"na bark`) See Sassy bark.
(Man"cus) n. [AS.] An old Anglo Saxon coin both of gold and silver, and of variously estimated
values. The silver mancus was equal to about one shilling of modern English money.
(-man`cy) -mancie.]> A combining form denoting divination; as, aleuromancy, chiromancy,
(Mand) n. A demand. [Obs.] See Demand.
(||Man*da"mus) n. [L., we command, fr. mandare to command.] (Law) A writ issued by a
superior court and directed to some inferior tribunal, or to some corporation or person exercising authority,
commanding the performance of some specified duty.
(Man`da*rin") n. [Pg. mandarim, from Malay mantri minister of state, prop. a Hind. word, fr.
Skr. mantrin a counselor, manira a counsel, man to think.]
1. A Chinese public officer or nobleman; a civil or military official in China and Annam.
2. (Bot.) A small orange, with easily separable rind. It is thought to be of Chinese origin, and is counted
a distinct species
Mandarin duck (Zoöl.), a beautiful Asiatic duck often domesticated, and regarded by the Chinese as an
emblem of conjugal affection. Mandarin language, the spoken or colloquial language of educated
people in China. Mandarin yellow (Chem.), an artificial aniline dyestuff used for coloring silk and
wool, and regarded as a complex derivative of quinoline.
(Man`da*rin"ate) n. The collective body of officials or persons of rank in China. S. W.
(Man`da*rin"ic) a. Appropriate or peculiar to a mandarin.
(Man`da*rin"ing), n. (Dyeing) The process of giving an orange color to goods formed of
animal tissue, as silk or wool, not by coloring matter, but by producing a certain change in the fiber by
the action of dilute nitric acid. Tomlinson.
(Man`da*rin"ism) n. A government mandarins; character or spirit of the mandarins. F.
(Man"da*ta*ry) n. [L. mandatarius, fr. mandatum a charge, commission, order: cf. F. mandataire.
1. One to whom a command or charge is given; hence, specifically, a person to whom the pope has, by
his prerogative, given a mandate or order for his benefice. Ayliffe.