1. 276

    ब्राह्मणक्षत्रियाभ्यां तु दण्डः कार्यो विजानता । ब्राह्मणे साहसः पूर्वः क्षत्रिये त्वेव मध्यमः ॥ २७६ ॥

    (For mutual abuse) by a Brahmana and a Kshatriya a fine must be imposed by a discerning (king), on the Brahmana the lowest amercement, but on the Kshatriya the middlemost.

  2. 277

    विट् शूद्रयोरेवमेव स्वजातिं प्रति तत्त्वतः । छेदवर्जं प्रणयनं दण्डस्यैति विनिश्चयः ॥ २७७ ॥

    A Vaisya and a Sudra must be punished exactly in the same manner according to their respective castes, but the tongue (of the Sudra) shall not be cut out; that is the decision.

  3. 278

    एष दण्डविधिः प्रोक्तो वाक्पारुष्यस्य तत्त्वतः । अत ऊर्ध्वं प्रवक्ष्यामि दण्डपारुष्यनिर्णयम् ॥ २७८ ॥

    Thus the rules for punishments (applicable to cases) of defamation have been truly declared; I will next propound the decision (of cases) of assault.

  4. 279

    येन केन चिदङ्गेन हिंस्याच्चेत्श्रेष्ठमन्त्यजः । छेत्तव्यं तद् तदेवास्य तन् मनोरनुशासनम् ॥ २७९ ॥

    With whatever limb a man of a low caste does hurt to (a man of the three) highest (castes), even that limb shall be cut off; that is the teaching of Manu.

  5. 280

    पाणिमुद्यम्य दण्डं वा पाणिच्छेदनमर्हति । पादेन प्रहरन् कोपात् पादच्छेदनमर्हति ॥ २८० ॥

    He who raises his hand or a stick, shall have his hand cut off; he who in anger kicks with his foot, shall have his foot cut off.