capitular

[ kuh-pich-uh-ler ]
/ kəˈpɪtʃ ə lər /
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noun

a member of an ecclesiastical chapter.
capitulars, the laws or statutes of a chapter or of an ecclesiastical council.

adjective

Botany. capitate.
pertaining to an ecclesiastical or other chapter.

Nearby words

  1. capitol peak,
  2. capitol reef national park,
  3. capitol, united states,
  4. capitoline,
  5. capitonnage,
  6. capitularies,
  7. capitulary,
  8. capitulate,
  9. capitulation,
  10. capitulationism

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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British Dictionary definitions for capitular

capitular

/ (kəˈpɪtjʊlə) /

adjective

of or associated with a cathedral chapter
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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