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date: 25 November 2020

manus (lit. ‘hand’) 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
Susan M. TreggiariSusan M. Treggiari, Barry NicholasBarry Nicholas

was the power (akin to *patria potestas) which a husband might have over his wife. In early times it perhaps covered not only (as later) control of property, but the right, after due process, to execute. Entry into ... ...

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