cap-, cip-, capt-, cept-, ceive, -ceipt, -ceit, -cipient
(Latin: catch, seize, take, take hold of, receive, contain, hold; caught, taken prisoner)
Don't confuse the words in this cap-, cip- unit with those in the capit-, capt-, "head; leader, chief", or "first" unit of words.
2. The head or director of a school or; especially, in England, a college.
3. A person who takes a leading part in any activity, as a play; a chief actor or performer.
4. The first player of a division of instruments in an orchestra (except the leader of the first violins).
5. Something of primary or chief importance.
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2. The position or jurisdiction of a prince.
3. Etymology: from Late Latin principalitatem, principalitas, from principalis, "first in importance"; from princeps, "first, chief".
2. A fundamental, primary, or general law or truth from which others are derived; such as, the principles of physics.
3. A fundamental doctrine or tenet.
4. Principles, a personal or specific basis of conduct or management: "He was known as someone who always stirved to adhere to his principles."
5. Guiding sense of the requirements and obligations of right conduct; a person of principle.
6. A rule or law exemplified in natural phenomena, the construction or operation of a machine, the working of a system, or the like.
7. Etymology: from Latin principium, principia, "a beginning, first part"; from princeps, "first, chief".
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2. Capable of being bribed or corrupted: The politician was accused of being a purchasable agent for a foreign company.
"Leonard and Lenora said they make their big purchases after they discuss them with each other."2. Something that has been paid for: "Trudy placed her purchases in her car and took them home."
"Jim and Irene were purchasing items to take with them on their camping trip."2. Etymology: from Middle English purchasen, "to pursue, to chase eagerly"; from Old French purchacier, French chasser; pur-, "forth" + chacier, "to chase"; from Latin captare, "to strive, to seize"; from capere, (and captus), "to catch, to seize, to hold".
2. Etymology: from Old North French (the dialect of northern France before the 1500s), receivre, Old French recoivre; from Latin recipere, receptus "to regain, to take back, to recover, to take in"; from re-, "back" + -cipere, a combining form of capere, "to take".
2. The end of a flower stalk, bearing the parts of a flower, or the florets of a composite flower: The biology teacher, Mrs. Smart, asked her students, "Did you know that when you eat a strawberry, you are actually eating the large receptacle of the blossom, which isn’t really a fruit at all"?
3. In a plant that reproduces through spores; such as, a liverwort or the part that bears the reproductive organs: The receptacles of the brown algae are at the ends of its branches which are formations enclosing its generative elements.
4. Etymology: directly or via French from Latin receptaculum, "a small place in which to store something received".