1. a member of an ecclesiastical chapter.
  2. capitulars, the laws or statutes of a chapter or of an ecclesiastical council.
  1. Botany. capitate.
  2. pertaining to an ecclesiastical or other chapter.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for capitular


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

Word Origin for capitular

C17: from Medieval Latin capitulāris, from capitulum chapter
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