An example of a capitol is the building where the U.S. Congress meets in Washington, D.C.
Origin of capitol
- Middle English Capitol Jupiter's temple in Rome from Old French capitole from Latin Capitōlium after Capitōlīnus , Capitoline, the hill on which Jupiter's temple stood perhaps akin to caput, capit- head capital1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin capitōlium.