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The capital of a column.
[Middle English chapitre, chapter, chapiter; see chapter.]
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(Architecture) architect another name for capital2
[C15: from Old French chapitre, from Latin capitellum capital2]
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|Noun||1.||chapiter - the upper part of a column that supports the entablature|
pillar, column - (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
top - the upper part of anything; "the mower cuts off the tops of the grass"; "the title should be written at the top of the first page"
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