manucaption

noun

man·​u·​cap·​tion
ˌmanyəˈkapshən
1
2
: a writ for the production in court of an alleged felon
3
: seizure in hand

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin manucaption-, manucaptio, from manucaptus (past participle of manucapere to go bail for, from Latin manus hand + capere to take) + Latin -ion-, -io -ion

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“Manucaption.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manucaption. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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