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Of or relating to the French dynasty founded by Hugh Capet.
A member of this dynasty.
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(Historical Terms) a member of the dynasty founded by Hugh Capet, which ruled France from 987–1328 ad
(Historical Terms) of or relating to the Capetian kings or their rule
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(kəˈpi ʃən)

1. of or pertaining to the French dynasty that ruled France A.D. 987–1328.
2. a member of this dynasty.
[1830–40; < French capétien, after Hugh Capet]
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Noun1.Capetian - a member of the Capetian dynastyCapetian - a member of the Capetian dynasty  
Capetian dynasty - a Frankish dynasty founded by Hugh Capet that ruled from 987 to 1328
crowned head, monarch, sovereign - a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
Adj.1.Capetian - of or relating to the French dynasty founded by Hugh Capet
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Turner succeeds in placing Eleanor at the center of a century's worth of political and administrative activity dominated by the towering figures of Henry II, Richard I, and John and their perpetual confrontation with the Capetian kings Louis VII (Eleanor's first husband) and Philip II, he interprets her activity, especially before 1176 (when she was imprisoned by Henry II for inciting the rebellion of their sons), as unproductive, impulsive, and even nefarious, even though most of these interpretations are speculations based on very thin evidence.
Rather than confront the all-too-fresh ignominies of military surrender, German occupation, and French collaboration, the self-professed royalist appeals time and again to the France of the Capetian kings and their inaugural triumph over the German emperor Otto IV.
The political power of Capetian kings was not excluded from this masculine, monastic ideal.
The Capetian kings of France, struggling to maintain their rule over the immediate vicinity of Paris, could only look on in astonished but for the most part impotent amazement.