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Definition of "capitol" []

  • A building or complex of buildings in which a state legislature meets. (noun)
  • The building in Washington, D.C., where the Congress of the United States meets. See Usage Note at capital1. (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 "capitol" in a sentence
  • "Reinforcing the capitol is a step taken only out of strictest necessity, as every soldier or Marine backstopping Kabul is one fewer along the border or in the rugged eastern provinces where insurgent attacks have spiked."
  • "KOTERSKI: I think he wanted to come to what he called the capitol of the world."
  • "Her political capitol is enourmous, and far surpasses her actual dedication to her principles."