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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a chapter, especially an ecclesiastical chapter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to a capitulum.
  • adj. Pertaining to an ecclesiastical chapter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a chapter; capitulary.
  • adj. Growing in, or pertaining to, a capitulum.
  • adj. Pertaining to a capitulum.
  • n. An act passed in a chapter.
  • n. A member of a chapter.
  • n. The head or prominent part.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to a chapter, in any sense of that word. Also capitulary.
  • In botany, growing in a capitulum or head. See capitate.
  • In zoology and anatomy, pertaining to a capitulum.
  • n. An act passed in a chapter, as of knights or canons.
  • n. plural The body of laws or statutes of a chapter or of an ecclesiastical council.
  • n. A member of a chapter.
  • n. In the preceding senses also capitulary.
  • n. [Sp., ⟨ ML.: see above.] In parts of America settled by Spaniards, a regidor elected to the ayuntamiento or town council, as distinguished from one appointed by the executive authority.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical chapter

Etymologies

Medieval Latin capitulāris, from capitulum, chapter; see chapter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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