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capital (KAP i t'l) (adjective)
1. In the form of uppercase letters; for example: A, B, C, etc., rather than a, b, c: In his e-mail message, he typed in lower case letters at times when he should have used capital letters.
2. Having the main offices of a government: The state's capital city is where the main government officials are located.
3. When referring to a crime, having death as a possible punishment: Homicide that occurs during the course of an attempted kidnapping is a capital crime in several states.
capital (KAP i t'l) (noun)
The amount of money, property, etc. which is used to start or to operate a new business: Jane asked, "Do they have sufficient capital to continue in business or will we lose our jobs?"

He needed more capital for the investment.

capitol (KAP i t'l) (noun)
A building, or group of buildings, in which a state legislature meets and where other state government offices may be housed: Greg asked, "Have you seen the new capitol which was recently built in our city?"

The governor could speak on the steps of the capitol.

Capitol (KAP i t'l) (noun)
The white marble domed building in Washington, D.C.: The U.S. Congress meets in the Capitol when doing its legislative business.

Capital punishment is when those guys in the Capitol of Washington, D.C. come up with a new capital tax.

capitol (s) (noun), capitols (pl)
1. The government building in Washington where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives meet.
2. A building or group of buildings in which a state legislature meets and where other state government offices may be housed.
3. Etymology: from the 14th century via French from Latin Capitolium, the temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on the Capitoline Hill in ancient Rome; from Latin caput, "head".
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