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Main Entry: 1cap·i·tal
Pronunciation: primarystresskap-schwat-schwal, primarystresskap-tschwal
Function: adjective
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>

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