manciple

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noun man·ci·ple \ˈman(t)-sə-pəl\

Definition of manciple

  1. :  a steward or purveyor especially for a college or monastery

Origin and Etymology of 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


First Known Use: 13th century


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