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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: caption 'act of seizing or arresting, document allowing this' (14-19 centuries), from Latin captio 'act of taking', from capere; CAPTIVE1

caption

noun
     
Related topics: Newspapers, Publishing
cap‧tion [countable]
TCN words printed above or below a picture in a book or newspaper or on a television screen to explain what the picture is showing [↪ subtitle]
caption verb [transitive usually passive]
a photograph of the couple captioned 'rebuilding their romance'

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