Definition of Capetian in English:

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Capetian

Pronunciation: /kəˈpiːʃ(ə)n/

adjective

Relating to or denoting the dynasty ruling France 987–1328.
Example sentences
  • The new Capetian dynasty in France which replaced the Carolingian family in 987 ruled over a disparate set of semi-autonomous territorial principalities.
  • In 1328, the Capetian dynasty in France came to an end with the death of Charles IV, the son of Philip the Fair.
  • Not named, however, is anyone from the lands of Henry II's rival, the Capetian king of France.

noun

A member of the Capetian dynasty.
Example sentences
  • The city first emerged as a significant artistic centre under the early Capetians in the 11th century.
  • Thus began the rivalry between the Capetians and the Plantagenets as well as the birth of the Gothic style in France.
  • No matter how meager its power, from the 10th century until the 14th century, one family ruled as king: the Capetians.

Words that rhyme with Capetian

accretion, completion, concretion, deletion, depletion, Diocletian, excretion, Grecian, Helvetian, repletion, Rhodesian, secretion, suppletion, Tahitian, venetian

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