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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 chap·i·ter /ˈʧæpətɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chap·i·ter n.
 1. Arch. A capital [Obs.] See Chapital.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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."