Definition of capitol noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkæpɪtl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæpɪtl//
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  1. 1(also the Capitol) [singular] the building in Washington DC where the US Congress (= the national parliament) meets to work on new laws See related entries: Parliament
  2. 2[usually singular] a building in each US state where politicians meet to work on new laws the California state capitol
  3. Word Originfrom Old French capitolie, capitoile, later assimilated to Latin Capitolium (from caput, capit- ‘head’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: capitol

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