noncapital

adjective non·cap·i·tal \ ˌnän-ˈka-pə-tᵊl , -ˈkap-tᵊl \
|Updated on: 4 May 2018

Definition of noncapital

: not capital
  • noncapital profits
; especially : not punishable by death or involving punishment by death
  • noncapital offenses
  • a noncapital sentence

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First Known Use of noncapital

1865

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noncapital

adjective non·cap·i·tal \ ˌnän-ˈka-pət-ᵊl \

legal Definition of noncapital

: not involving the death penalty

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