Topic: CRIME

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Latin
Origin: capitalis, from caput 'head'


2 adjective
capital2 S3 W3
1SLA a capital letter is one that is written or printed in its large form [↪ lower case, upper case]:
capital 'B'
2 relating to money that you use to start a business or to make more money:
capital investments

capital offence/crime

an offence that is punished by death

trouble with a capital T, fast with a capital F etc

informal used with any word in order to emphasize that you are talking about an extreme type of something
5 old-fashioned excellent

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