Capitol "building where U.S. Congress meets," 1793 (in writings of Thomas Jefferson), from L. Capitolium, temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on the Capitoline Hill in ancient Rome. Used earlier of Virginia state houses (1699). Its use in American public architecture deliberately evokes Roman republican imagery. With reference to the Roman citadel, it is recorded from late 14c. Relationship of Capitoline to CAPITAL (Cf. capital) is likely but not certain.

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  • Capitol — may refer to:* A set of buildings in which a legislature meets, including: **Capitoline Hill in Rome (from which the word capitol derives) **United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.; see also, List of state capitols in the United States… …   Wikipedia

  • Capitol — bezeichnet: Capitol Records, Plattenfirma in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika den Sitz einer Regierung und/oder den Tagungsort der Legislative in Washington D.C., das United States Capitol, siehe Kapitol (Washington) siehe Liste der Capitols… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • capitol — CAPÍTOL, capitole, s.n. Fiecare dintre diviziunile mai mari ale unei lucrări ştiinţifice, literare, ale unei legi etc. [var.: (înv.) capítul s.n.] – Din it. capitolo, lat. capitulum. Trimis de valeriu, 11.02.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  CAPÍTOL s.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Capitol — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término Capitol puede hacer referencia a alguno de los siguientes términos: Capitol Records, compañía discográfica estadounidense Capitol, una empresa dentro del juego de rol Mutant Chronicles Obtenido de Capitol… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Capitol — capítol (del cat. «capítol»; ant.) m. Capítulo o cabildo. * * * capítol. (Del cat. capítol). m. ant. capítulo (ǁ de un libro o escrito). || 2. ant. cabildo (ǁ de una iglesia catedral). * * * Dentro del universo …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • capitol — ► NOUN 1) (in the US) a building housing a legislative assembly. 2) (the Capitol) the seat of the US Congress in Washington DC. 3) (the Capitol) the temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill in ancient Rome. ORIGIN Old French capitolie, from Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • Capitol — Cap i*tol, [L. capitolium, fr. caput head: cf. F. capitole. See {Chief}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The temple of Jupiter, at Rome, on the Mona Capitolinus, where the Senate met. [1913 Webster] Comes C[ae]sar to the Capitol to morrow? Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capitol — [n] building or buildings housing chief governmental offices Capitol Hill, center, dome, legislative hall, political scene*, seat of government, statehouse; concepts 299,449 …   New thesaurus

  • capítol — (Del cat. capítol). 1. m. ant. capítulo (ǁ de un libro o escrito). 2. ant. cabildo (ǁ de una iglesia catedral) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Capitol — Capitol, so v.w. Capitolium …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Capitol — (Capitolium), das, jetzt Campidoglio (Campidolljo), die Burg des alten Rom, auf dem capitolin. Hügel von Tarquinius Priscus 614 v. Chr. gebaut, aber erst später vollendet. Es verbrannte im sullanischen Bürgerkriege und in dem Kriege des Vitellius …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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