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CAPUT Definition & Legal Meaning

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A head; the head of a person; the whole person ; the life of a person; one’s personality; status; civil condition. At common law. A head. Caput comitatis, the head of the county; the sheriff; the king. Spelman. A person; a life. The upper part of a town. Cowell. A castle. Spelman. In the civil law. It signified a person’s civil condition or status, and among the Romans consisted of three component parts or elements,


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