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 for mankind
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mankind \Man"kind`\, a.
     Manlike; not womanly; masculine; bold; cruel. [Obs]
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           Are women grown so mankind? Must they be wooing?
                                                    --Beau. & Fl.
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           Be not too mankind against your wife.    --Chapman.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  mankind \man`kind"\, n. [AS. mancynn. See Kin kindred, Kind,
     n.]
     1. The human race; man, taken collectively.
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              The proper study of mankind is man.   --Pore.
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     2. Men, as distinguished from women; the male portion of
        human race. --Lev. xviii. 22.
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     3. Human feelings; humanity. [Obs] --B. Jonson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mankind
      n 1: all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; "all the
           world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because
           `mankind' seemed to slight the women" [syn: world, human
           race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans,
           mankind, man]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MANKIND. Persons of the male sex; but in a more general sense, it includes 
  persons of both sexes; for example, the statute of 25 Hen. VIII., c. 6, 
  makes it felony to commit, sodomy with mankind or beast. Females as well as 
  males axe included under the term mankind. Fortesc. 91; Bac. Ab. Sodomy. See 
  Gender. 
  
  

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