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MAN'UAL, adjective [Latin manualis, from manus, the hand.]

1. Performed by the hand; as manual labor or operation.

2. Used or made by the hand; as a deed under the king's sign manual

MAN'UAL, noun A small book, such as may be carried in the hand, or conveniently handled; as a manual of laws.

1. The service book of the Romish church.

Manual exercise, in the military art, the exercise by which soldiers are taught the use of their muskets and other arms.