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In the Bible, the eldest son of Joseph and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.


1. (Bible) the elder son of Joseph (Genesis 41:51)
2. (Bible) the Israelite tribe descended from him
3. (Bible) the territory of this tribe, in the upper Jordan valley
Douay spelling: Manases


(məˈnæs ə)

1. the first son of Joseph. Gen. 41:51.
2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him. Gen. 48:14–19.
3. a king of Judah of the 7th century B.C. II Kings 21.
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Mayor Sara Duterte on Friday welcomed the filing of a civil case against opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV by her husband, Manases Carpio, saying this 'felt good.
She said she fully supports Manases and Paolo in their quest to have Trillanes answer for his acts.
For his part, Manases had said his visits to the BOC were due to his profession as lawyer and that he was representing clients.