The authority of the church or minister to pronounce absolution is based on John xx.
From it followed the right of the courts Christian to pronounce upon questions of legitimacy.
For no system of marks in a lexicon can tell one how to pronounce a word.
They were feared, too, as ministers of the taboo and were entitled to pronounce a kind of excommunication for offences against its rules.
On this account, the custom of both the French and English people of the country was for years before and for several years after 1870 to pronounce it Man-I-CO-ba, and even in some cases to spell it " Manitobah."