Hanaper

Han'a·per (-ȧ*pẽr) noun [ Late Latin hanaperium a large vase, from hanapus vase, bowl, cup (whence French hanap ); of German origin; confer Old High German hnapf , German napf , akin to Anglo-Saxon hnæp cup, bowl. Confer Hamper , Na...
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Hanaper

• (n.) A kind of basket, usually of wickerwork, and adapted for the packing and carrying of articles; a hamper.
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Hanaper

Hanaper was formerly an office in the Court of Chancery, so called because all writs regarding the public were once kept in a hanaper or hamper. The clerk of the hanaper received all fines due to the king for seals of charters, patents, commissions, and writs. The act 5 and 6 Victoria cap. ciii. transferred the duties of the hanaper office to other...
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Hanaper

Hanaper, properly a case or basket to contain a `hanap` (O. Eng. kneels: cf. Dutch nap), a drinking vessel, a goblet with a foot or stem; the term which is still used by antiquaries for medieval stemmed cups. The famous Royal Gold Cup in the British Museum is called a `hanap` in the inventory of Charles VI of France of 1391. The word `hanaper...
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