hanaper

noun
han·​a·​per | \ -11 hanəpə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of hanaper

British
: a small wicker case used as a repository for legal documents

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History and Etymology for hanaper

Middle English (also, case to hold hanaps), from Middle French hanapier case to hold hanaps, from hanap + -ier -er

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“Hanaper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hanaper. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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