Definition of capitular in English:



  • 1Relating to a cathedral chapter.

    ‘an eminently qualified capitular candidate’
    • ‘Cathedrals which were not monastic foundations, and collegiate churches, were served by secular clergy, the canons or prebendaries, who constituted the capitular body or chapter.’
    • ‘It is very probable that the origin of the capitular body may be found in the bishop's household, his familia, as it existed in patristic times.’
    • ‘Let some suitable remuneration be paid him out of the episcopal or capitular revenue.’
  • 2Anatomy Biology
    Relating to a capitulum.

    ‘The medullar filaments terminate as a bundle of 1-4 - cm capitular filamerits above the thallus, thereby forming the brushy cap from which Penicillus derives its name.’
    • ‘A second sample of 50 randomly chosen achenes of each capitular type was used to determine achene weight, achene dimensions and pappus length.’
    • ‘The aragonite needles ranged from 1 to 4 m in length and were bundled in apparently random arrangements in a 10-m-thick zone between the outer walls of the capitular, medular, and cortical filaments.’
    • ‘The Hadar hominid would have differed from most primates, in which both these vertebrae are involved in formation of the first costal capitular joint.’



/kəˈpiCHələr/ /kəˈpɪtʃələr/


Early 16th century from late Latin capitularis, from Latin capitulum ‘small head’.