capitulary


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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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The judges may decide that which they clearly know," a Carolingian capitulary directed, "but that which they cannot know shall be reserved for Divine judgment.
In the dedication, Handl recalls the time they spent together, a reference that has been generally assigned to the early 1570s, when Rueff was serving as capitulary at the Melk Monastery.
Finalmente el del bibliofilo Hernando Colon, adquirido en Padua en 1512 (Biblioteca Capitulary Colombina, ms.