manucaption

noun man·u·cap·tion \ˌmanyəˈkapshən\

Definition of manucaption

  1. 1 :  mainprise

  2. 2 :  a writ for the production in court of an alleged felon

  3. 3 :  seizure in hand

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Origin and Etymology of manucaption

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 — more at manual, heave


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