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manceps ipis, m

manus+CAP-, one who takes formal possession, a legal purchaser : manceps fit Chrysogonus.— A purchaser by lifting the hand, buyer at auction : pecuniam mancipibus dedi.— A public contractor, farmer of revenues : mancipes a civitatibus pecuniam exegerunt: nullius rei, N.A contractor : si res abiret ab eo mancipe, contractor for building .

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