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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.]
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This doctrine is for caption and contradiction.
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2. The act of taking or arresting a person by judicial process. [R.] Bouvier.
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3. (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. Bouvier. Wharton.
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4. The heading of a chapter, section, or page. [U. S.]
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