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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  • Ask Curbed: With Farm Kaput, Will Hayes Valley's Parcel O Score a Project?
    From the Curbed inbox: What's up with the other parcel across Hickory Street from the new Avalon Bay project on the Hayes Valley Farm? Is anything planned for that yet? Our reader is referring to the large lot known... Read more on this news related to 'Kaput'
  • Sideshow: Zac and Michelle's summer thing is kaput
    Um, well, they seemed to be going out . . . maybe it was just a spit-swappin' summer fling. Whatever it was or wasn't, the much-Instagrammed affectionfest between Michelle Rodriguez (of the Fast and Furious flicks) and Zac Efron, of Neighbors and every girl's dreams, this liaison so prominent in the tongue-wagging pages, is over. Read more on this news related to 'Kaput'
  • Has Earth's Missing Heat Been Found?
    In 1999, the feverish rise in Earth's surface temperatures suddenly slowed, even as greenhouse gas emissions escalated. This unexpected slowdown has been called a global warming hiatus or global warming pause. Most climate scientists don't think this hiatus means global warming went kaput, but the reason (or reasons) for the slowdown has scientists flummox Read more on this news related to 'Kaput'

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