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manipular

[ muh-nip-yuh-ler ]
/ məˈnɪp yə lər /
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adjective
of or relating to the Roman maniple.
of or relating to manipulation.
noun
a soldier belonging to a maniple.
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Origin of manipular

From the Latin word manipulāris, dating back to 1615–25. See maniple, -ar1
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British Dictionary definitions for manipular

manipular
/ (məˈnɪpjʊlə) /

adjective
of or relating to an ancient Roman maniple
of or relating to manipulation
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