. (a) The commander in chief of an army or armies, or of the militia. (b) The Spanish governor of Cuba and its dependent islands.Captain lieutenant, a lieutenant with the rank and duties of captain but with a lieutenant's pay, — as in the first company of an English regiment.

(Cap"tain) v. t. To act as captain of; to lead. [R.]

Men who captained or accompanied the exodus from existing forms.

(Cap"tain), a. Chief; superior. [R.]

captain jewes in the carcanet.

(Cap"tain*cy) n.; pl. Captaincies The rank, post, or commission of a captain. Washington.

Captaincy general, the office, power, territory, or jurisdiction of a captain general; as, the captaincy general of La Habana (Cuba and its islands).

(Cap"tain*ry) n. [Cf. F. capitainerie.] Power, or command, over a certain district; chieftainship. [Obs.]

(Cap"tain*ship), n.

1. The condition, rank, post, or authority of a captain or chief commander. "To take the captainship." Shak.

2. Military skill; as, to show good captainship.

(Cap*ta`tion) n. [L. captatio, fr. captare to catch, intens. of caper to take: cf. F. captation.] A courting of favor or applause, by flattery or address; a captivating quality; an attraction. [Obs.]

Without any of those dresses, or popular captations, which some men use in their speeches.
Eikon Basilike.

(Cap"tion) n. [L. captio, fr. caper to take. In senses 3 and 4, perhaps confounded in meaning with L. caput a head. See Capacious.]

1. A caviling; a sophism. [Obs.]

This doctrine is for caption and contradiction.

2. The act of taking or arresting a person by judicial process. [R.] Bouvier.

3. (Law) That part of a legal instrument, as a commission, indictment, etc., which shows where, when, and by what authority, it was taken, found, or executed. Bouvier. Wharton.

4. The heading of a chapter, section, or page. [U. S.]

(Cap"tious) a. [F. captieux, L. captiosus. See Caption.]

1. Apt to catch at faults; disposed to find fault or to cavil; eager to object; difficult to please.

A captious and suspicious age.

I am sensible I have not disposed my materials to abide the test of a captious controversy.

2. Fitted to harass, perplex, or insnare; insidious; troublesome.

Captious restraints on navigation.

Captain general

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