capitular

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj capitular of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical chapter "capitular estates"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Capitular A member of a chapter. "The chapter itself, and all its members or capitulars ."
    • Capitular An act passed in a chapter.
    • Capitular (Bot) Growing in, or pertaining to, a capitulum.
    • Capitular (Eccl) Of or pertaining to a chapter; capitulary. "From the pope to the member of the capitular body."
    • Capitular (Anat) Pertaining to a capitulum; as, the capitular process of a vertebra, the process which articulates with the capitulum of a rib.
    • Capitular The head or prominent part.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • capitular Belonging to a chapter, in any sense of that word. Also capitulary.
    • capitular In botany, growing in a capitulum or head. See capitate.
    • capitular In zoology and anatomy, pertaining to a capitulum.
    • n capitular An act passed in a chapter, as of knights or canons.
    • n capitular plural The body of laws or statutes of a chapter or of an ecclesiastical council. This name is also given to the laws, civil and ecclesiastical, made by Charlemagne and other princes in general councils and assemblies of the people. They are so called because divided into chapters or sections.
    • n capitular A member of a chapter.
    • n capitular In the preceding senses also capitulary.
    • n capitular [Sp., ⟨ ML.: see above.] In parts of America settled by Spaniards, a regidor elected to the ayuntamiento or town council, as distinguished from one appointed by the executive authority.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Capitular kap-it′ūl-ar a statute passed in a chapter or ecclesiastical court: a member of a chapter—also Capit′ulary
    • adj Capitular relating or belonging to a chapter in a cathedral
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. capitulare, capitularium, fr. L. capitulum, a small head, a chapter, dim. of capit, head, chapter

Usage

In literature:

Associated Words: capitular, capitulary.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Capitular for Prior Roger.
"Bibliomania in the Middle Ages" by Frederick Somner Merryweather
He had, however, full capitular rights.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon" by Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
So, at least, a manuscript in the capitular archives relates.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
He then retired to Frauenburg, and vigorously attended to his capitular duties.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
Several of the anterior ribs with well-developed capitular processes, which articulate with the bodies of the vertebrae.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
In 1856 he received the capitular degrees in Mt.
"Sketches of Successful New Hampshire Men" by Various
Only in the Monotremes {30} are there ribs with but one, the capitular, head.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
It has two divisions, each of five classes, of capitular knights and honorary members.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
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