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[kuh-pee-shuh n]
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  1. of or relating to the French dynasty that ruled France a.d. 987–1328 in the direct line, and in collateral branches, as the Valois and Bourbons, until 1848 (except 1795–1814).
  1. a member of this dynasty.

Origin of Capetian

1830–40; Hugh Capet + -ian, modeled on French capétien
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Historical Examples

  • He is little less than the second founder of the Capetian dynasty.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 1


  • The kingdom of France is usually dated from the accession of the first of the Capetian kings, late in the tenth century, 987.

  • Then, at the end of the tenth century, began the feudal monarchy under the Capetian dynasty.

  • The Capetian domain was, for the first time, the chief among the great feudal states of France, both in wealth and extent.

  • The Capetian monarchy was saved on its eastern front at Bouvines, in that same territory.

British Dictionary definitions for capetian


  1. a member of the dynasty founded by Hugh Capet, which ruled France from 987–1328 ad
  1. of, or relating to, the Capetian kings or their rule
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