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ca·pit·u·lar·y

 (kə-pĭch′ə-lĕr′ē)
n. pl. ca·pit·u·lar·ies
1. An ecclesiastical or civil ordinance.
2. A set of such ordinances, especially those promulgated by Charlemagne and his successors.

[Medieval Latin capitulārius, from capitulum, chapter; see chapter.]

capitulary

(kəˈpɪtjʊlərɪ)
n, pl -laries
(Historical Terms) any of the collections of ordinances promulgated by the Frankish kings (8th–10th centuries ad)
[C17: from Medieval Latin capitulāris; see capitular]

ca•pit•u•lar•y

(kəˈpɪtʃ əˌlɛr i)

n., pl. -lar•ies.
1. a member of a chapter, esp. of an ecclesiastical one.
2. an ordinance or law of a Frankish sovereign.
[1640–50; < Late Latin capitulārius=capitul(um) chapter + Latin -ārius -ary]

Capitulary

 a collection of ordinances, esp. of the Frankish kings; e.g., the capitulary of Worms, 829.
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Adj.1.capitulary - of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical chapter; "capitular estates"
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From the "Master of Sentences," he had passed to the "Capitularies of Charlemagne;" and he had devoured in succession, in his appetite for science, decretals upon decretals, those of Theodore, Bishop of Hispalus; those of Bouchard, Bishop of Worms; those of Yves, Bishop of Chartres; next the decretal of Gratian, which succeeded the capitularies of Charlemagne; then the collection of Gregory IX.
Under the Carolingian rulers from Charlemagne onwards, we can observe a steady increase of biblical quotations in legal texts issued by the ruler or by assemblies of lay and clerical advisers (so-called royal capitularies and conciliar decrees).
As representative of the first period, he has examined Carolingian capitularies (Capitulatio departibus saxoniae, ca.
These included decretals, capitularies, and chancery records as well as chronicles, religious texts, art, and poetry.