manciple (n.)

"officer or servant who purchases provisions for a college, monastery, etc.," early 13c., from Old French mancipe "servant, official, manciple," from Latin mancipium "servant, slave, slave obtained by legal transfer; the legal purchase of a thing," literally "a taking in hand," from manus "hand" (from PIE root *man- (2) "hand") + root of capere "to take," from PIE root *kap- "to grasp."

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