, fr. caper
to take. In senses 3 and 4, perhaps confounded in meaning with L. caput
a head. See Capacious
- A caviling; a sophism. Obs.
This doctrine is for caption and contradiction.
- The act of taking or arresting a person by judicial process. R.
- (Law) That part of a legal instrument, as a commission, indictment, etc., which shows where, when, and by what authority, it taken, found, or executed.
- The heading of a chapter, section, or page. U. S.