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A word that exemplify someone who conquers hatred and hardship metered on them in a somewhat legitimate way by virtue of their insistence to fight for a just cause. Someone who overcomes the hatred and rises up to become a leader of a sect of people, living and touting forgiveness and togetherness and able to bring partys of discord to accept each other. Such a person stands out of the shadow of hatred, is able to forgive and love back and essentially becomes an icon loved by many. He can be termed as a political savior in some ways or a peaceful jihadist.
You are a mandela.
Are'nt there any more mandelas to show us the way to do this?
You have lived a mandela life.
Can you mandela yourself?
by eaojnr December 10, 2013
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A now famous everyday term for Marijuana, this colloquialism was coined by english schoolchildren just days after Mandela's release from prison on 11 February 1990, its highbrow nature and nonsensical link to the anti-apartheid South African jailbird meant it was a perfect code word when discussing your sweet mary jane. Frequently used in the teen soap opera Hollyoaks during the early noughties gave the phrase its noteriety, however it's covert nature was now lost due to the extreme popularity of the programme.
Let's get baked, i've got some gnarly Mandela
by cat and mouse killer November 26, 2010
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The most prestigious type of self gratification, a "mandela" is the act of masturbation while incarcerated. Due to the isolation and semi private room, the Mandela is a must for prison stays of any length. Named so aptly after Nelson Mandela who through years of jail time probably beat off over a speculated 100,000 times.
"Dude what did you do while you were in the drunk tank for 3 hours last night?"

"I just pulled a Mandela and passed out."
by Jake Tyler Brigance February 18, 2008
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