Cap"i*tol(?), [L. capitolium, fr. caput head: cf. F. capitole. See Chief.]
1. The temple of Jupiter, at Rome, on the Mona Capitolinus, where the Senate met.
Comes Csar to the Capitol to-morrow?Shak.
2. The edifice at Washington occupied by the Congress of the United States; also, the building in which the legislature of a State holds its sessions; a statehouse.
Cap"i*to*line(?), } a. [L. capitolinus: cf. F. capitolin.] Of or pertaining to the Capitol in Rome. "Capitolian Jove." Macaulay.
(Antiq.), annual games instituted at Rome by Camillus, in honor of Jupiter Capitolinus, on account of the preservation of the Capitol from the Gauls; when reinstituted by Domitian, after a period of neglect, they were held every fifth year.
Ca*pit"u*la(?), n. pl. See Capitulum.
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