a steward or buyer of provisions, as for an English college, a monastery, etc.
Origin of mancipleMiddle English from Old French manciple, mancipe from Medieval Latin mancipium, office of a purchaser from L, legal purchase, possession from manceps, buyer, contractor from manus, a hand + base of capere, to take: see manual and have
A steward or purchaser of provisions, as for a monastery or college.
Origin of mancipleMiddle English maunciple from Old French manciple bondsman variant of mancipe from Latin mancipium servant, ownership by acquisition from manceps mancip- contractor, dealer manus hand ; see man-2 in Indo-European roots. capere to take ; see kap- in Indo-European roots.