from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of or relating to a chapter, especially an ecclesiastical chapter.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Belonging to a chapter, in any sense of that word. Also
- In botany, growing in a capitulum or head. See
- In zoology and anatomy, pertaining to a capitulum.
- noun An act passed in a chapter, as of knights or canons.
- noun plural The body of laws or statutes of a chapter or of an ecclesiastical council.
- noun A member of a chapter.
- noun In the preceding senses also
- noun [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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Eccl.) Of or pertaining to a chapter; capitulary.
- adjective (Bot.) Growing in, or pertaining to, a capitulum.
- adjective (Anat.) Pertaining to a capitulum.
- noun An act passed in a chapter.
- noun A member of a chapter.
- noun The head or prominent part.
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- adjective botany, anatomy Pertaining to a
- adjective Pertaining to an ecclesiastical
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- adjective of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical chapter
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Bishop Turton and Dean Peacock gave the cost of their own figures respectively, and the remainder was paid by the capitular body.
The proper lighting of the Cathedral is a matter for consideration; this also might be regarded as a work devolving upon the capitular body: but when the extremely artistic character of the standards or coronæ, which such a building requires, is taken into account, perhaps it may be fairly added to the list of works in which the friends of the Cathedral may be asked to co-operate.
He had revived in 1249 a statute of his predecessor, Simon de Welles, and extended "the capitular contribution to half the revenues of every prebend, whilst one moiety of a prebend vacant by death went to the fabric and the rest to the use of the canons."
Though the minster had become a cathedral when the bishopric was instituted, yet the prior and convent were always custodians of the fabric, and apparently supreme therein; and there was nothing strictly corresponding to a capitular body.
In his last year the Archbishop had to restrain the proctors of absent canons from acting independently in the administration of the prebends, and from exercising capitular authority.
A more competent authority on matters capitular than Sydney
Abbaye de Saint Gall, of which Charlemagne was capitular.
Digging was begun near the door of the capitular room and in a short time an unmarked grave was found containing human remains and military insignia.
The earlier Parliaments returned by the first Reform Bill brought about sweeping and ill-considered changes, both diocesan and capitular.
Nevertheless, in an age when every action of life was invested with a religious character, the western part may have been used for capitular purposes even without a dividing wall, and the gritstone benches, so significant of those purposes, are doubtless of considerable age.