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[n] the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
[n] a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
[n] one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in proper names and sometimes for emphasis; (printers once kept type for capitals and small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters)
[n] a seat of government
[n] wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
[n] assets available for use in the production of further assets
[adj] uppercase; "capital A"; "great A"; "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script"
[adj] of primary important; "our capital concern was to avoid defeat"
[adj] punishable by death; "a capital offense"
[adj] (British) first-rate; "a capital fellow"; "a capital idea"

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