capitol

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

cap·i·tol

noun \ˈka-pə-təl, ˈkap-təl\

: the building in which the people who make the laws of a U.S. state meet

the Capitol : the building in which the U.S. Congress meets in Washington, D.C.

Full Definition of CAPITOL

1
a :  a building in which a state legislative body meets
b :  a group of buildings in which the functions of state government are carried out
2
capitalized :  the building in which the United States Congress meets at Washington

Examples of CAPITOL

  1. the dome of the state capitol
  2. <the legislators were called to the capitol for an emergency session>

Origin of CAPITOL

Latin Capitolium, temple of Jupiter at Rome on the Capitoline hill
First Known Use: 1679

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