Capitulary Ca*pit"u*la*ry, n.; pl. {Capitularies}. [See {Capitular}.] 1. A capitular. [1913 Webster]

2. The body of laws or statutes of a chapter, or of an ecclesiastical council. [1913 Webster]

3. A collection of laws or statutes, civil and ecclesiastical, esp. of the Frankish kings, in chapters or sections. [1913 Webster]

Several of Charlemagne's capitularies. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

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