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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to the chapter of a cathedral; capitular.
  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • 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)



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