MANKIND, n. [man and kind.] This word admits the accent either on the first or second syllable; the distinction of accent being inconsiderable.]

1. The race or species of human beings.

The proper study of mankind is man.

2. A male, or the males of the human race.

Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. Lev.18.

MANKIND, a. Resembling man in form, not woman.