longa manu (long-g<<schwa>> man-yoo), adv. [Latin “with a long hand”] Roman & civil law. Indirectly; by the longest route. • This described the transfer of ownership by pointing out, at some distance, the thing to the transferee and authorizing its taking. This could be done, for example, by handing over the keys at the door of a warehouse, or by pointing out the boundaries of land. See CONSTITUTUM POSSESSORIUM. Cf. BREVI MANU.
[Blacks Law 8th]