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whakamana

1. (verb) (-a,-hia,-ia,-ngia,-tia) to give authority to, give effect to, give prestige to, confirm, enable, authorise, legitimise, empower, validate, enact, grant.

Ka whainatia te tangata i ngā kurī pērā kia rima pāuna, ko tēnei ture kua whakamana i tēnei tau, i a Āperira, 4 o ngā rā, 1878 te tau (TW 24/8/1878:426). / People with dogs like that will be fined five pounds, as this law came into effect this year, 4th April, 1878.

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2. (modifier) authorising, sanctioning, ratifying, endorsing, legitimising, confirming, validating, empowering, granting.

Mehemea ka whakaae a Te Wiremu ki te iriiri, ka whakawāteatia e ia tana wahine tuarua. Tuhia rawa tana reta whakamana i tana whakawāteatanga i taua wahine (TTR 1990:195). / If Bishop Williams agreed to the baptism he would put aside his second wife. His letter was written formally setting that woman at liberty.

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3. (noun) ratification, endorsement, confirmation, authorization, warrant.

Ko tētehi o ngā kaupapa tōrangapū a tēnei Hāhi, ko te whakapono mā te whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi e ea ai ngā mamae e pā ana ki te whenua me ētehi atu kaupapa e whakaongaonga rā i te Māori (TTR 1998:55). / One of the political platforms of this Church was the belief that the ratification of the Treaty of Waitangi would help resolve Māori grievances over land and other issues.

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whakamana waka

1. (noun) warrant of fitness.

pukapuka whakamana

1. (noun) written authority.

puka whakamana utu

1. (noun) receipt.

Rōpū Whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Te

1. Waitangi Tribunal.

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