hanaper definition

  • noun:
    • a type of basket, typically of wickerwork, and modified for packaging and holding of articles; a hamper
    • a type of container, usually of wickerwork, and adapted for the packing and holding of articles; a hamper.
    • Same as hamper, 1.
    • just like hanap, 1.
    • A receptacle for papers or important articles, previously used in England. It was frequently manufactured from wickerwork, and often covered with leather.
    • [capitalized] An office (in full, the Hanaper Office) regarding the English Court of Chancery, from which different writs were formerly sent out.

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