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capitol



noun (capitalized when referring to the building inWashington)

Not capital (the city, plus other meanings).

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Example: We visited the Capitol and witnessed a session of Congress. proper noun

Example: We visited many state capitols. The Virginia State Capitol was designed by Thomas Jefferson. noun and proper noun

See capital.

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