What is CAPITAL, ADJ?

Affecting or relating to the head or life of a person; entailing the ultimate penalty. Thus, a capital crime is one punishable with death. Walker v. State, 28 Tex. App. 503, 13 S. W. 860; Ex parte McCrary, 22 Ala. 72; Ex parte Dusenberry, 97 Mo. 504,11 S. W. 217. Capital punishment is the punishment of death. Also principal; leading; chief; as “capital burgess.” 10 Mod. 100.

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