Definition of capital:

part of speech: noun

The ornamental part of a column, pillar, or pilaster placed at the top immediately over the shaft, but under the entablature; a chief city or town; a large letter or type; a stock- in- trade, consisting of money or goods.

part of speech: adjective

Chief; principal; first in importance; punishable by loss of life; great; large of size.

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In arch., a small round moulding less than an astragal. ...