Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An ecclesiastical or civil ordinance.
  • noun A set of such ordinances, especially those promulgated by Charlemagne and his successors.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as capitular
  • noun pl. capitularies (-riz). Same as capitular, 1, 2, and 3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to the chapter of a cathedral; capitular.
  • noun A capitular.
  • noun The body of laws or statutes of a chapter, or of an ecclesiastical council.
  • noun A collection of laws or statutes, civil and ecclesiastical, esp. of the Frankish kings, in chapters or sections.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A member of an ecclesiastical chapter
  • noun A set of decrees, especially those made by the Frankish kings
  • adjective Of or pertaining to a chapter

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

  • adjective of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical chapter

Etymologies

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

Medieval Latin capitulārius, from capitulum, chapter; see chapter.

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