1. one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.

Origin of Capitoline

From the Latin word Capitōlīnus, dating back to 1610–20. See Capitol, -ine1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. the Capitoline the most important of the Seven Hills of Rome. The temple of Jupiter was on the southern summit and the ancient citadel on the northern summit
  1. of or relating to the Capitoline or the temple of Jupiter
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