capitulary

noun
ca·​pit·​u·​lary | \ kə-ˈpi-chə-ˌler-ē How to pronounce capitulary (audio) , -ˌle-rē \
plural capitularies

Definition of capitulary

: a civil or ecclesiastical ordinance also : a collection of ordinances

First Known Use of capitulary

1650, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for capitulary

Medieval Latin capitulare, literally, document divided into sections, from Late Latin capitulum section, chapter — more at chapter

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“Capitulary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capitulary. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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