Definitions of maniple:
  • noun:   (Ancient Rome, military) A division of the Roman army numbering 120 (or sometimes 60) soldiers exclusive of officers; (generally, obsolete) any small body of soldiers.
  • noun:   (Christianity, chiefly historical) In Western Christianity, an ornamental band or scarf worn upon the left arm as a part of the vestments of a priest in the Roman Catholic Church, and sometimes the Church of England.
  • noun:   (obsolete, informal) A hand; a fist.
  • noun:   (obsolete) A handful.

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