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Main Entry: 1cap·i·tal
Pronunciation: kap-t-l, kap-tl
Etymology: Middle English capital "of the head, principal, causing death," from early French (same meaning), from Latin capitalis (same meaning); from caput "head" --related to ACHIEVE, CADET, 1CAPE, CAPTAIN, CHIEF 1 a: punishable by death <a capital crime> b: resulting in death <capital punishment> 2: belonging to the series A, B, C, etc. rather than a, b, c, etc. <capital letters> 3: being the location of a government <the capital city> 4: of or relating to capital <capital investment> 5: EXCELLENT <a capital idea>