Capetian

[kuh-pee-shuh n]
adjective
  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).
noun
  1. a member of this dynasty.

Origin of Capetian

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

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