transitive verb

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

Word History


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 21 Apr. 2024.

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