- pertaining to a chapter, especially to an ecclesiastical one.
- a member of a chapter, especially of an ecclesiastical one.
- Often capitularies. an ordinance or law of a Frankish sovereign.
Origin of capitulary
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Examples from the Web for capitulary
Feudalism claimed its new rights in the capitulary of Quierzy-sur-Oise in 857; the rights of the monarchy began to dwindle in 877.
Charlemagne's capitulary, De Villis, instructions to his stewards on the management of his estates.Medieval People
Eileen Edna Power
These scenes replete with dignity, took place in that Capitulary Hall now so shamefully defiled.Led Astray and The Sphinx
- any of the collections of ordinances promulgated by the Frankish kings (8th–10th centuries ad)
C17: from Medieval Latin capitulāris; see capitular
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