1. (noun) power and status accrued through one's leadership talents, human rights, mana of people.
Ka hoki whakamuri te mahara ki ngā rā e houkura ana te mana tangata (TTT 1/12/1929:1935). / The memory goes back to the days when people's mana was intact.
I haere ā tātou tamariki ki te pakanga kia mau ai te mana tangata me te mana whenua kei riro i te raupatu a te Tiamana (TTT 1/6/1924:60). / Our children went to the war in order to maintain the people's mana and authority over the land lest it be taken away by German conquest.
See also mana