chap·​i·​ter ˈcha-pə-tər How to pronounce chapiter (audio)
: the capital of a column

Word History


Middle English chapitre, modification of Anglo-French chapitral, probably blend of capital capital and chapitre chapter

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chapiter was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Chapiter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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