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Definition of "capitulary" []

  • A member of an ecclesiastical or similar chapter. (noun)
  • An ecclesiastical or civil ordinance. (noun)
  • A set of such ordinances, especially those promulgated by Charlemagne and his successors. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "capitulary" in a sentence
  • ""capitulary" of Lothair, and in 825 in an imperial decree by which he was appointed "master" of the school at Pavia."
  • "The third capitulary is from the Capitulare Aquisgranense."
  • "The second capitulary is from the Capitulare missorum de exercitu promovendo."