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n. Architecture
The capital of a column.

[Middle English chapitre, chapter, chapiter; see chapter.]


(Architecture) architect another name for capital2
[C15: from Old French chapitre, from Latin capitellum capital2]
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Noun1.chapiter - the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
pillar, column - (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
top - the upper part of anything; "the mower cuts off the tops of the grass"; "the title should be written at the top of the first page"