(6) The Piraūrūs are allotted to each other by
the Council of Elders on the evening before the
ceremony of circumcision; a man or woman
being already the Piraūrū of some other woman
or man thus acquires a new Piraūrū relation
in addition too the former one; so that in time
a man or a woman may have many
Piraūrū .

(7) Seniority in the man regulates the temporary
right to any one Piraūrū ; thus, supposing
that an older and a younger man were both
at the same camp and that the latter had
with him a Pirraūrū - the former being alone,
the older man could lawfully claim the
Piraūrū common to both from the younger man
who would resign her to him.

(8) The principal men - e.g. the chief Headman
and the Heads of Murdus have more
Piraūrūs than the commonalty; this is
owing to their emminence and their influence
in their own and neighbouring tribes.

(9) A man and a woman become Noa [underlined]
to each other either by the woman being promised
to the man during her infancy by her father
or by being allotted specially to him as
"Noa" by the Headman and the Great
Council of the Tribe. Where a father promises
his daughter as "Noa" this is faithfully
carried out.

[Left hand margin]
All men have Pirraūroos
All women have Piraurus
All women have husbands
Some men have no wife

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