Cap"tion(?), n. [L. captio, fr. caper to take. In senses 3 and 4, perhaps confounded in meaning with L. caput a head. See Capacious.] 1. A caviling; a sophism. [Obs.]
This doctrine is for caption and contradiction.Bacon.
2. The act of taking or arresting a person by judicial process.
(Law) That part of a legal instrument, as a commission, indictment, etc., which shows where, when, and by what authority, it was taken, found, or executed.
4. The heading of a chapter, section, or page.
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