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mancĭpo (mancŭpo ), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. manceps.
I. To make over or deliver up as property by means of the formal act of purchase (mancipium; v. mancipium init.), to dispose of, transfer, alienate, sell (not in Cic.; for the true reading ap. Cic. Fin. 1, 7, 24, is emancipaverat; id. Sen. 11, 38, emancipatus; and id. Phil. 2, 21, 51, emancipatum).
A. Lit.: “alienos mancupatis, Alienos manumittitis,Plaut. Curc. 4, 2, 10: “servos singulos actori publico,Tac. A. 2, 30; Gai. Inst. 2, 33: “defundo mancipando,id. ib. 4, 131: “quaedam, si credis consultis, mancipat usus,gives one a title to, makes one's property, Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 159. —
B. Trop., to give up to, deliver up, subject: “luxu et saginae mancipatus emptusque,Tac. H. 2, 71: “corpus mero et stupro,App. M. 9, p. 223, 29: de ignaviae latebris retractus curiarum functionibus mancipetur, Cod. Th. 12, 1, 83.—*
II. I. q. manu capere, to seize, catch: “ita capitur (alces): alioqui difficile est eam mancipari,Sol. 20.
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