American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of an ecclesiastical or similar chapter.
- n. An ecclesiastical or civil ordinance.
- n. A set of such ordinances, especially those promulgated by Charlemagne and his successors.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of an ecclesiastical chapter
- n. A set of decrees, especially those made by the Frankish kings
- adj. Of or pertaining to a chapter
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A capitular.
- n. The body of laws or statutes of a chapter, or of an ecclesiastical council.
- n. A collection of laws or statutes, civil and ecclesiastical, esp. of the Frankish kings, in chapters or sections.
- adj. Relating to the chapter of a cathedral; capitular.
- adj. of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical chapter
- Medieval Latin capitulārius, from capitulum, chapter; see chapter. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“capitulary" of Lothair, and in 825 in an imperial decree by which he was appointed "master" of the school at Pavia.”
“The third capitulary is from the Capitulare Aquisgranense.”
“The second capitulary is from the Capitulare missorum de exercitu promovendo.”
“The first capitulary, which was sent to Italian officials in 801, is from the Capitulare Italicum.”
“The capitulary, which was issued in 808, describes the military obligations of landowners.”
“The resulting resolutions from the assembly at Boulonge can be found in the third capitulary.”
“That this capitulary meant what it said appears from the case of the duke of Istria, who, being accused by the missi of divers injustices and extortions, was forced by the King to restore his thievings, compensate every wronged man, publicly confess his crimes, and give security against their repetition.”
“A capitulary of 805 provided for medical education, and another condemned medical superstitions.”
“A further capitulary of 789 urged the directors of these schools to “take care to make no difference between the sons of serfs and of freemen, so that they might come and sit on the same benches to study grammar, music, and arithmetic.””
“A capitulary of 779 says: Let no one dare to take the oath by which people are wont to form guilds.”
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