manciple

noun
man·​ci·​ple | \ ˈman(t)-sə-pəl How to pronounce manciple (audio) \

Definition of manciple

: a steward or purveyor especially for a college or monastery

First Known Use of manciple

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Manciple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manciple. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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