capitulary

[kuh-pich-uh-ler-ee]
noun, plural ca·pit·u·lar·ies.
  1. a member of a chapter, especially of an ecclesiastical one.
  2. Often capitularies. an ordinance or law of a Frankish sovereign.

Origin of capitulary

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

noun plural -laries
  1. 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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