steward of a college or monastery; purveyor

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  • manciple — (n.) officer or servant who purchases provisions for a college, monastery, etc., early 13c., from O.Fr. mancipe servant, official, manciple, from L. mancipium servant, slave, slave obtained by legal transfer; the legal purchase of a thing, lit. a …   Etymology dictionary

  • manciple — [man′sə pəl] n. [ME < OFr manciple, mancipe < ML mancipium, office of a purchaser < L, legal purchase, possession < manceps, buyer, contractor < manus, a hand + base of capere, to take: see MANUAL & HAVE] a steward or buyer of… …   English World dictionary

  • Manciple — Man ci*ple, n. [From OF. mancipe slave, servant (with l inserted, as in participle), fr. L. mancipium. See {Mancipate}.] A steward; a purveyor, particularly of a college or Inn of Court. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manciple — A manciple (pronounced /ˈmænsɨpəl/, US dict: măn′·sə·pəl) is a person in charge of the purchase and storage of food at an institution such as a college, monastery, or court of law. Manciples were sometimes also in charge of catering… …   Wikipedia

  • manciple — /man seuh peuhl/, n. an officer or steward of a monastery, college, etc., authorized to purchase provisions. [1150 1200 in sense slave ; ME < MF manciple, var. of mancipe < ML mancipium, L: a possession, slave, orig., ownership, equiv. to mancip …   Universalium

  • manciple — man•ci•ple [[t]ˈmæn sə pəl[/t]] n. a purveyor or steward, esp. of a monastery or college • Etymology: 1350–1400; < MF manciple « ML mancipium, orig. ownership, der. of manceps contractor, agent …   From formal English to slang

  • manciple — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin mancipium office of steward, from Latin, act of purchase, from mancip , manceps purchaser more at emancipate Date: 13th century a steward or purveyor especially for a college… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • manciple — noun The person who purchased and managed the storage of food and other provisions in a monastery, college or law court …   Wiktionary

  • Manciple — The steward of a community of lawyers, their chambers; the servant of a college or monastery responsible for its provisioning. [< Lat. manceps = an agent] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • manciple — see EMANCIPATE …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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