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An island of Hawaii just east of Molokai and Lanai. The second-largest island in the state, it consists of two volcanic peaks connected by an isthmus.


(Placename) a volcanic island in S central Hawaii: the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Pop: 117 644 (2000). Area: 1885 sq km (728 sq miles)


(ˈmaʊ i)

an island in central Hawaii. 54,985; 728 sq. mi. (1886 sq. km).
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Noun1.Maui - the second largest of the Hawaiian IslandsMaui - the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands
Hawaiian Islands, Sandwich Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific
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A firm of 14 lawyers with offices in Honolulu and on Mau'i, PJPN has earned a reputation for successfully taking the lead as counsel in large complex commercial cases in Hawaii's courts and in arbitrations and mediations.
The firm's Mau'i office, a recognized advocate for Hawaii's boating community, regularly represents clients before state regulatory agencies, in products liability and construction litigation, and in a broad array of commercial and real estate matters.
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