manu-, man-, mani-, mandat-, manda-

(Latin: hand or hands)

ad manum
At hand.
amanuensis (s) (noun), amanuenses (pl)
1. A person who is employed to write down what someone dictates or to copy what has been written by another person; a secretary: The CEO always said that his amanuensis was the key to the organizational skills and success of his business.
2. A writer's assistant with research and secretarial duties: Iva paid her expenses as a university student by being an amanuensis for one of her history professors.
A secretary who takes dictation.
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bimanous (adjective)
Having two hands, two-handed; especially, as distinct from having feet: "Humans differ from the apes in being bimanous creatures while the apes and monkeys are quadrumanous animals because all four of their feet are adapted for grasping things just as if they were four hands."
1. Involving or requiring the use of both hands.
2. Relating to, done with, or performed by, both hands.
The deliberate manipulation of the species composition of an ecosystem; such as, to try to regenerate a hypereutrophic lake after the organic pollution itself has been ameliorated.
1. To direct with authority; to give orders to.
2. To have control or authority over; to rule; a military unit or region under the control of a single officer: "A general who commands an army."
3. To have at one's disposal: "A person who commands seven languages."
4. To deserve and receive as due; exact: "The troops' bravery commanded respect."
5. To exercise dominating, authoritative influence over: “He commands any room he enters."
6. To dominate by a physical position; overlook: "He saw the mountain that was commanding the valley below."
1. The commanding officer of a place, group, etc.: "He was the commandant of a naval base."
2. The title of the senior officer and head of the U.S. Marine Corps.
3. In the U.S. Army, a title generally given to the heads of military schools.
4. An officer in command of a military unit.
Mandatory; as, commandatory authority.
1. To force into military service.
2. To seize for military use; to confiscate.
3. To take arbitrarily or by force; to appropriate.
4. To seize (private property) for military or other public use: "The police officer commandeered a private vehicle and took off after the getaway car."
1. Someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others.
2. A person who exercises authority; a chief officer; a leader.
3. The commissioned officer in command of a military unit.
4. U.S. Navy: An officer ranking below a captain and above a lieutenant commander.
5. A police officer in charge of a precinct or other unit.
6. The chief officer of a commandery in the medieval orders of Knights Hospitalers, Knights Templars, and others.
commendable (adjective)