Kaput

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Kaput Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    kaput adj : destroyed or killed; "we are gone geese" [syn: done for(p), kaput(p), gone(a)]
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The Latin word caput, meaning literally "head" and by metonymy "top", has been borrowed in a variety of English words, including capital, captain, and decapitate. The name "Caputo", common in the Campania region of Italy, comes from the title used by some Roman military generals, and a variant form has surfaced more recently in the title Capo ( or Caporegime), the head of La Cosa Nostra. The French language converted caput into chief, chef, and chapitre, later borrowed in English as chapter.

Caput is the term used to describe the central manor in an agricultural estate. (Short for Caput Baroniae, see below).

Caput is the name of the council or ruling body of the University of Cambridge prior to the constitution of 1856.

Caput baronium is the seat of a barony in Scotland.

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