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British Dictionary definitions for chapiter

chapiter

noun
  1. architect another name for capital 2

Word Origin

C15: from Old French chapitre, from Latin capitellum capital ²
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Historical Examples

  • The King, he says, is anxious that every ‘chapiter of the Order’ should be fully recorded.

    Sir Christopher Wren

    Lucy Phillimore

  • In speaking of parlement lawe, I haue in the chapiter precedent said somewhat of this high and most honorable court.

  • Both the chapiters of the pillars were cast: seven rows of nets were on one chapiter, and seven nets on the other chapiter.