In old English law, a capite (from Latin caput, head) was a tenure, abolished by Act 12 Chas. II, xxiv., (Tenures Abolition Act 1660) by which either person or land was held immediately of the king, or of his crown, either by knight-service or socage. A holder of a capite is termed a Tenant-in-chief.
- John Davies (1762). A Report of Cases and Matters of Law Resolved and Adjudged in the King's Courts in Ireland. Original from the University of Michigan.
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