in capite

adjective
in ca·​pi·​te | \ (ˈ)inˈkäpəˌtā \

Definition of in capite

of a feudal tenant
: holding immediately of one's lord especially : holding directly of the crown

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History and Etymology for in capite

Latin, in chief

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“In capite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20capite. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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