hanaper


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hanaper

(ˈhænəpə)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a small wickerwork basket, often used to hold official papers
[C15: from Old French hanapier, from hanap cup, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German hnapf bowl, Old English hnæp]
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What does the wickerwork basket known as a hanaper usually hold?
The grantee paid a standard fee into the hanaper [treasury], pleaded the pardon before the justices and gave the clerk of the court a pair of gloves or the value thereof as payment for its enrolment in the record.
32) Hales would have very likely come into contact with Audley both as a servant of Cromwell, who worked closely with Audley in the 1530s, and as Sir Ralph Sadler's deputy as clerk of the hanaper (a department of the Chancery).
In the hanaper, for Edward Jackman, citizen and grocer of London, to alienate the manor of Thingdon and Burton Latimer, co.
The bishop complained to Queen Elizabeth about three works in particular: 'one in 1560, by John Hales Clerk of the Hanaper or Hamper, commonly called Club-foot, assisted as it was said by Chancellor Bacon, and imprisoned for publishing of it.