Mánacles. n.s. [manicles, French, manicæ from manus, Latin.] Chain for the hands; shackles.
For my sake wear this glove;
It is a manacle of love. Shakespeare's Cymbeline.
Must, as a foreign recreant, be led
With manacles along our street. Shakespeare's Coriolanus.
Such a person
Could fetch your brother from the manacles
Of the all-holding law. Shakesp. Meas. for Measure.
Doctrine unto fools is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right-hand. Ecclus. xxi. 19.
The bounds of the law good men count their ornament and protection; others, their manacles and oppression. King Charles.