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 for Chapiter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chapiter \Chap"i*ter\, n. [OF. chapitel, F. chapiteau, from L.
     capitellum, dim. of caput head. Cf. Capital, Chapter.]
     1. (Arch.) A capital [Obs.] See Chapital. --Ex. xxxvi. 38.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Old Eng. Law) A summary in writing of such matters as are
        to be inquired of or presented before justices in eyre, or
        justices of assize, or of the peace, in their sessions; --
        also called articles. --Jacob.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chapiter
      n 1: the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
           [syn: capital, chapiter, cap]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Chapiter
     the ornamental head or capital of a pillar. Three Hebrew words
     are so rendered. (1.) _Cothereth_ (1 Kings 7:16; 2 Kings 25:17;
     2 Chr. 4:12), meaning a "diadem" or "crown." (2.) _Tzepheth_ (2
     Chr. 3:15). (3.) _Rosh_ (Ex. 36:38; 38:17, 19, 28), properly a
     "head" or "top."
     

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