manuduction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin manuductio, from (ablative singular form of) Latin manus (hand) + ductiō (leading).

Noun[edit]

manuduction (plural manuductions)

  1. (obsolete) The act of guiding or a means of guidance; direction, guidance, instruction. [16th-19th c.]
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica:
      We hope it will not be unconsidered, that we find no open tract, or constant manuduction in this Labyrinth; but are oft-times fain to wander in the America and untravelled parts of Truth.