• (America) IPA: /ˈmænɪpəl/

maniple (plural maniples)

  1. (rare) A handful.
  2. (historical) A division of the Roman army numbering 60 or 120 men exclusive of officers; any small body of soldiers; a company.
  3. Originally, a napkin; later, 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 worn in the English Church service.
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