Capitulary definition

kə-pĭchə-lĕrē
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An ecclesiastical or civil ordinance.
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A set of such ordinances, especially those promulgated by Charlemagne and his successors.
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An ordinance or a collection of ordinances, esp. as made formerly by Frankish kings.
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A member of an ecclesiastical chapter.
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A set of decrees, especially those made by the Frankish kings.
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Of or pertaining to a chapter.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
capitulary
Plural:
capitularies

Origin of capitulary

  • Medieval Latin capitulārius from capitulum chapter chapter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition