Capitulary Ca*pit"u*la*ry, a. Relating to the chapter of a cathedral; capitular. ``Capitulary acts.'' --Warton. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capitulary — index code, codification Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • capitulary — [kə pich′yooler΄ē, kə pich′əler΄ē] n. pl. capitularies [ML capitularius < CAPITULAR] an ordinance or a collection of ordinances, esp. as made formerly by Frankish kings …   English World dictionary

  • Capitulary — A capitulary (medieval Latin capitularium ) was a series of legislative or administrative acts emanating from the Frankish court of the Merovingian and Carolingian dynasties, especially that of the first emperor, Charlemagne. They were so called… …   Wikipedia

  • capitulary — noun (plural laries) Etymology: Medieval Latin capitulare, literally, document divided into sections, from Late Latin capitulum section, chapter more at chapter Date: 1650 a civil or ecclesiastical ordinance; also …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • capitulary — /keuh pich euh ler ee/, adj., n., pl. capitularies. adj. 1. pertaining to a chapter, esp. to an ecclesiastical one. n. 2. a member of a chapter, esp. of an ecclesiastical one. 3. Often, capitularies. an ordinance or law of a Frankish sovereign.… …   Universalium

  • capitulary — 1. noun a) A member of an ecclesiastical chapter b) A set of decrees, especially those made by the Frankish kings 2. adjective Of or pertaining to a chapter …   Wiktionary

  • capitulary — n. capitular, member of a church council; civil or ecclesiastical decree; collection of civil or ecclesiastical decrees adj. of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical chapter, of a church council …   English contemporary dictionary

  • capitulary — [kə pɪtjʊləri] noun (plural capitularies) historical a royal ordinance, especially under the Merovingian dynasty. Origin C17: from late L. capitularius, from L. capitulum in the sense section of a law …   English new terms dictionary

  • capitulary — ca·pit·u·lary …   English syllables

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