3. A collection of laws or statutes, civil and ecclesiastical, esp. of the Frankish kings, in chapters or sections.

Several of Charlemagne's capitularies.

(Ca*pit"u*la*ry) a. Relating to the chapter of a cathedral; capitular. "Capitulary acts." Warton.

(Ca*pit"u*late) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Capitulated; p. pr. & vb. n. Capitulating.] [LL. capitulatus, p. p. of capitulare to capitulate: cf. F. capituler. See Capitular, n.]

1. To settle or draw up the heads or terms of an agreement, as in chapters or articles; to agree. [Obs.]

There capitulates with the king . . . to take to wife his daughter Mary.

There is no reason why the reducing of any agreement to certain heads or capitula should not be called to capitulate.

2. To surrender on terms agreed upon (usually, drawn up under several heads); as, an army or a garrison capitulates.

The Irish, after holding out a week, capitulated.

(Ca*pit"u*late), v. t. To surrender or transfer, as an army or a fortress, on certain conditions. [R.]

(Ca*pit`u*la"tion) n. [Cf. F. capitulation, LL. capitulatio.]

1. A reducing to heads or articles; a formal agreement.

With special capitulation that neither the Scots nor the French shall refortify.
Bp. Burnet.

2. The act of capitulating or surrendering to an emeny upon stipulated terms.

3. The instrument containing the terms of an agreement or surrender.

(Ca*pit"u*la`tor) n. [LL.] One who capitulates.

(Cap"i*tule) n. [L. capitulum small head, chapter.] A summary. [Obs.]

(||Ca*pit"u*lum) n.; pl. Capitula [L., a small head.]

1. A thick head of flowers on a very short axis, as a clover top, or a dandelion; a composite flower. A capitulum may be either globular or flat. Gray.

2. (Anat.) A knoblike protuberance of any part, esp. at the end of a bone or cartilage. [See Illust. of Artiodactyla.]

(Ca*pi"vi) n. [Cf. Copaiba.] A balsam of the Spanish West Indies. See Copaiba.

(Ca"ple) n. See Capel.

(Cap"lin) n. See Capelin.

(Cap"lin Cap"ling) n. The cap or coupling of a flail, through which the thongs pass which connect the handle and swingel. Wright.

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