chaptrel

[chap-truh l]
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noun Architecture.

a capital, as on a pilaster or vaulting shaft, engaged in masonry on one or more sides.
a small capital.

Origin of chaptrel

1670–80; chapter + -el < Latin -ellum diminutive suffix
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