transitive verb
man·​ci·​pate | \ -səˌpāt \

Definition of mancipate

1 obsolete : to place in subjection or bondage : bind, restrict
2 Roman law : to transfer by mancipation

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History and Etymology for mancipate

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

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“Mancipate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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