an ordinance or a collection of ordinances, esp. as made formerly by Frankish kings
Origin of capitularyMedieval Latin capitularius ; from capitular
- An ecclesiastical or civil ordinance.
- A set of such ordinances, especially those promulgated by Charlemagne and his successors.
Origin of capitularyMedieval Latin capitularius, from capitulum, chapter; see chapter.
(comparative more capitulary, superlative most capitulary)
- Of or pertaining to a chapter