Hanaper office
Hanaper Han"a*per (-[.a]*p[~e]r), n. [LL. hanaperium a large vase, fr. hanapus vase, bowl, cup (whence F. hanap); of German origin; cf. OHG. hnapf, G. napf, akin to AS. hn[ae]p cup, bowl. Cf. {Hamper}, {Nappy}, n.] A kind of basket, usually of wickerwork, and adapted for the packing and carrying of articles; a hamper. [1913 Webster]

{Hanaper office}, an office of the English court of chancery in which writs relating to the business of the public, and the returns to them, were anciently kept in a hanaper or hamper. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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