Meaning of maniple

man•i•ple

Pronunciation: (man'u-pul), [key]
— n.
  1. (in ancient Rome) a subdivision of a legion, consisting of 60 or 120 men.
  2. one of the Eucharistic vestments, consisting of an ornamental band or strip worn on the left arm near the wrist. See illus. under
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