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

  • adj. Of or relating to the French dynasty founded by Hugh Capet.
  • n. A member of this dynasty.

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  • adj. Pertaining to a French dynasty founded by Hugh Capet
  • n. A member of this dynasty

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to the posterity of Hugh Capet, founder of the dynasty which succeeded the Frankish Carolingians on the throne of France (a. d. 987): as, the Capetian family or dynasty; Capetian documents.

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

  • adj. of or relating to the French dynasty founded by Hugh Capet
  • n. a member of the Capetian dynasty


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  • See Andrew Lewis, Royal Succession in Capetian France: Studies on Familial Order and the State (Cambridge, Mass., 1981), esp.

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  • There is a possibility that we will reach a financial situation similar to that of the Capetian kings but I am not so certain that the current swing is strong enough to overcome the inertia of the existing ‘citizen-creditor’ state.

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  • He refers to specific periods of governance in French history – for example, the Capetian monarchy; and he refers to a type of governance – the absolutist monarchy.

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  • Edward III, being the nephew of Charles IV, was his closest living male relative, and was at that time the only surviving male descendant of the senior line of the Capetian dynasty descending through Philip VI.

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  • Therefore, the next male of the Capetian dynasty after Charles IV, Philip of Valois, the regent after Charles IV's death, was the legitimate heir of the French crown, and was allowed to take the throne after Charles' widow who was with child gave birth to a daughter.

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  • The fundamental laws enshrined certain principles which bound the nation and the succession to the Crown for the first eight-hundred years of the Capetian Monarchy.

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  • The story, "Les Lettres de Paston" is an alternate history set at the dawn of the fifteenth century in a world in which the Blois retained their hold on the English throne claimed by Stephen in 1135 and the Angevins turned their monarchical attention to the Capetian throne of France.


  • Philip V was the penultimate Capetian king; his father Philip IV was the one who raided the Templars.

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  • And yes, the Volais and Bourbon and Orleans lines could be thought of as Capetian as they did all descend from Hugh but the scheming and divisivness of the interfamial diputes make it perhaps better to consider them as seperate houses descended from the Capet house.

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  • By the way, the houses of Valois, Bourbon, and Orleans all descend from Hugh Capet in the male line, so in a sense they were Capetian as well.

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