Capitol meaning

kăpĭ-tl
The definition of a capitol is the building where a legislature meets.

An example of a capitol is the building where the U.S. Congress meets in Washington, D.C.

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The temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill in ancient Rome.
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A building or complex of buildings in which a state legislature meets.
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The building in Washington, DC, where the Congress of the United States meets.
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The building in which the U.S. Congress meets in Washington, D.C.
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The building in which a state legislature meets.
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A building or complex of buildings in which any legislature meets.

The capitol building is located smack-dab in the middle of the state capital.

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The building in Washington, D.C., where the Congress of the United States meets.
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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.

    From Wiktionary