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man·i·ple  audio  (mn-pl) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. An ornamental silk band hung as an ecclesiastical vestment on the left arm near the wrist.
  2. A subdivision of an ancient Roman legion, containing 60 or 120 men.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin manipulus, handful : manus, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots + -pulus, perhaps -ful; see pel-1 in Indo-European roots


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