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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.]
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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]
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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.
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Capitularya collection of ordinances, esp. of the Frankish kings; e.g., the capitulary of Worms, 829.
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