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Cap`i*to"li*an (?), Cap"i*to*line (?), a. [L. capitolinus: cf. F. capitolin.]

Of or pertaining to the Capitol in Rome.

"Capitolian Jove."


Capitoline games Antiq., annual games instituted at Rome by Camillus, in honor of Jupter Capitolinus, on account of the preservation of the Capitol from the Gauls; when reinstituted by Domitian, arter a period of neglect, they were held every fifth year.


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