Capitol Definition

kăpĭ-tl
noun
The temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill in ancient Rome.
Webster's New World
The building in which a state legislature meets.
Webster's New World
The building in which the U.S. Congress meets in Washington, D.C.
Webster's New World
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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Wiktionary
The building in Washington, D.C., where the Congress of the United States meets.
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Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Capitol

Noun

Singular:
capitol
Plural:
capitols

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

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