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capitular

[kuh-pich-uh-ler]
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noun
  1. a member of an ecclesiastical chapter.
  2. capitulars, the laws or statutes of a chapter or of an ecclesiastical council.
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adjective
  1. Botany. capitate.
  2. pertaining to an ecclesiastical or other chapter.
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Origin of capitular

1605–15; < Medieval Latin capitulāris, equivalent to capitul(um) chapter (literally, small head; see capitulum) + -āris -ar1
Related formsca·pit·u·lar·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for capitular

Historical Examples

  • But the Cathedral has claims upon others beside the Capitular body.

    Ely Cathedral

    Anonymous

  • Finally, a capitular government in missionary countries was a physical impossibility, and would disrupt the whole Order.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921

    Thomas J. Campbell

  • Throughout the whole reign elections by capitular bodies were constantly set at nought.

  • Here the dean and chapter met for the transaction of their capitular affairs, and here the bishop held his synods.

  • We found interesting mention of it in several places when setting in order the chaotic mass of capitular muniments at Lichfield.


British Dictionary definitions for capitular

capitular

adjective
  1. of or associated with a cathedral chapter
  2. of or relating to a capitulum
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Derived Formscapitularly, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Medieval Latin capitulāris, from capitulum chapter
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