- Temple of Jupiter in Rome.
- The building in which the U.S. legislative assembly meets.
The Capitol building is located smack-dab in the middle of the state Capital.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Cap"i*tol (?), [L. capitolium, fr.
caput head: cf. F. capitole. See Chief.]
1. The temple of Jupiter, at Rome, on the
Mona Capitolinus, where the Senate met.
Comes Cæsar to the Capitol to-
2. The edifice at Washington occupied by
the Congress of the United States; also, the building in which
the legislature of State holds its sessions; a
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Capitol, a temple and citadel erected by Tarquin on the Capitoline
Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome, and where victors who were voted a
triumph were crowned; terminated at its southern extremity by Tarpeian
Rock, from which criminals guilty of treason were precipitated; hence the
saying, "The Tarpeian Rock is near the Capitol," to denote the close
connection between glory and disgrace.
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