noun man·ci·ple \ˈman(t)-sə-pəl\

Definition of MANCIPLE

:  a steward or purveyor especially for a college or monastery

Origin of MANCIPLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin mancipium office of steward, from Latin, act of purchase, from mancip-, manceps purchaser — more at emancipate
First Known Use: 13th century


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