transitive verb man·ci·pate \-səˌpāt\

Definition of mancipate


  1. 1 obsolete :  to place in subjection or bondage :  bind, restrict

  2. 2 Roman law :  to transfer by mancipation

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Origin and Etymology of mancipate

Latin mancipatus, past participle of mancipare, from mancip-, manceps purchaser, from manus hand + -cip-, -ceps (from capere to take) — more at manual, heave

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