Definitions

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

  • n. Architecture The capital of a column.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The 'capital' or uppermost part of a column, upon which the roof and its decorations are supported.
  • n. A written summary of matters to be inquired of or presented before justices in eyre, or justices of assize, or of the peace, in their sessions; articles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A capital [Obs.] See chapital.
  • n. A summary in writing of such matters as are to be inquired of or presented before justices in eyre, or justices of assize, or of the peace, in their sessions; -- also called articles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The upper part or capital of a column or pillar. See capital.
  • n. In law: A summary of matters to be inquired of by, or presented before, justices in eyre, justices of assize, or justices of the peace. Articles delivered either orally or in writing by the justice to the inquest.

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

  • n. the upper part of a column that supports the entablature

Etymologies

Middle English chapitre, chapter, chapiter; see chapter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English chapiter, from Old French chapitre (cognate with chapter). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.

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  • And he made the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top, with pomegranates: and so did he for the other chapiter.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it was brass: and the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the wreathen work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen work.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one chapiter was five cubits, with network and pomegranates upon the chapiters round about, all of brass.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • And he made two chapiters of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits:

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • And the chapiters upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • And the mouth of it within the chapiter and above was a cubit: but the mouth thereof was round after the work of the base, a cubit and an half: and also upon the mouth of it were gravings with their borders, foursquare, not round.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Also he made before the house two pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and the chapiter that was on the top of each of them was five cubits.

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  • In bio I got bored, so I wrote a chapiter for my story.

    superhero99 Diary Entry

  • Ā¶ Also he made before the house two pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and the chapiter that was on the top of each of them was five cubits.

    2 Chronicles 3.

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