capitulary

[ kuh-pich-uh-ler-ee ]
/ kəˈpɪtʃ əˌlɛr i /
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adjective

pertaining to a chapter, especially to an ecclesiastical one.

noun, plural ca·pit·u·lar·ies.

a member of a chapter, especially of an ecclesiastical one.
Often capitularies. an ordinance or law of a Frankish sovereign.

Nearby words

  1. capitol, united states,
  2. capitoline,
  3. capitonnage,
  4. capitular,
  5. capitularies,
  6. capitulate,
  7. capitulation,
  8. capitulationism,
  9. capitulum,
  10. capiz

Origin of capitulary

1640–50; < Late Latin capitulārius, equivalent to capitul(um) (see capitular) + Latin -ārius -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for capitulary

capitulary

/ (kəˈpɪtjʊlərɪ) /

noun plural -laries

any of the collections of ordinances promulgated by the Frankish kings (8th–10th centuries ad)

Word Origin for capitulary

C17: from Medieval Latin capitulāris; see capitular

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