Capitol (noun)

  1. The building in which a state legislature meets.
  2. The building in which the U.S. Congress meets.


The word capitol is derived from the latin word capitolium, which refers to the capitoline hill in rome. this hill was the site of the roman temple of jupiter and was the center of political and religious life in ancient rome.


  1. The state capitol building is a grand and imposing structure.
  2. The U.S. Capitol is located in Washington D.C., and is the seat of the legislative branch of the federal government.
  3. The capitol building is where the state government conducts its business.
  4. Capitol Hill is a neighborhood in Washington D.C., and is home to many government buildings, including the U.S. Capitol.
  5. The capitol building was built in the 1800s and has undergone many renovations.
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