Ca"put, n.; pl. Capita (#). [L., the head.]

1. Anat.

The head; also, a knoblike protuberance or capitulum.


The top or superior part of a thing.

3. Eng.

The council or ruling body of the University of Cambridge prior to the constitution of 1856.

Your caputs and heads of colleges. Lamb.

Caput mortuum (). [L., dead head.] Old Chem. The residuum after distillation or sublimation; hence, worthless residue.


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