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v.i. (Have) authority (legal, moral, religious) and the powers, rights and prestige which this confers. Me mana teia ture ki o te kavamani, kare e rauka i tetai tangata kia akakore. If the government brings this law into force, no one w be able to abolish it; Kua aere mai te aronga mana o te enua e kua oora i ta ratou apinga aroa ki mua i te Ariki Vaine. The country’s leaders came forward and made their presentation to the Queen; E tangata mana aia. He is a powerful and influential man; Te rima mana o te Atua, the mighty hand of God (1 Pet. 5.6); E mana toku kia tuatua au ki roto i teia uipaanga. I have the right to speak at this assembly; E mana to te korona kia rave i tetai tuanga enua. The Crown has the authority to confiscate a piece of land; Noou oki te basileia, e te mana, e te kaka. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory (Matt. 6.13); I apii oki aia ma te mana. For he taught them like someone who had authority (Mark 1.22). (See manamana, akamana.) [Pn. *mana.]

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