manucaption

noun
man·​u·​cap·​tion | \ ˌmanyəˈkapshən \

Definition of manucaption

1 : mainprise
2 : a writ for the production in court of an alleged felon
3 : seizure in hand

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Manucaption.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manucaption. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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