(in ancient Rome) a subdivision of a legion, consisting of 60 or 120 men.
Ecclesiastical. one of the Eucharistic vestments, consisting of an ornamental band or strip worn on the left arm near the wrist.
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How to use maniple in a sentence
Across the left arm was the maniple, and in his hand the chalice covered with the paten.Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey | Thomas Perkins
A Hispanian maniple had just seized Antony's son Antyllus and, after a hasty court-martial, killed him.Cleopatra, Complete | Georg Ebers
And the deacons came in and began to unrobe him, and took from him the alb and the girdle, the maniple and the stole.A House of Pomegranates | Oscar Wilde
At the time of the Conquest the maniple was a napkin with which the priest wiped his face and brow during Mass.A Handbook of Pictorial History | Henry W. Donald
About his neck he had a white stole, over an arm a snowy maniple, upon his head a priestly beretta.The Arena | Various
British Dictionary definitions for maniple
(in ancient Rome) a unit of 120 to 200 foot soldiers
Christianity an ornamental band formerly worn on the left arm by the celebrant at the Eucharist
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