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).