Definition of capitular in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈpiCHələr/


1Relating to a cathedral chapter.
Example sentences
  • Cathedrals which were not monastic foundations, and collegiate churches, were served by secular clergy, the canons or prebendaries, who constituted the capitular body or chapter.
  • It is very probable that the origin of the capitular body may be found in the bishop's household, his familia, as it existed in patristic times.
  • Let some suitable remuneration be paid him out of the episcopal or capitular revenue.
2 Anatomy & Biology Relating to a capitulum.
Example sentences
  • The medullar filaments terminate as a bundle of 1-4 - cm capitular filamerits above the thallus, thereby forming the brushy cap from which Penicillus derives its name.
  • A second sample of 50 randomly chosen achenes of each capitular type was used to determine achene weight, achene dimensions and pappus length.
  • The aragonite needles ranged from 1 to 4 m in length and were bundled in apparently random arrangements in a 10-m-thick zone between the outer walls of the capitular, medular, and cortical filaments.


Early 16th century: from late Latin capitularis, from Latin capitulum 'small head'.

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Syllabification: ca·pit·u·lar

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