the building in Washington, D.C., used by the Congress of the U.S. for its sessions.
(often lowercase) a building occupied by a state legislature.
the ancient temple of Jupiter at Rome, on the Capitoline.
the Capitoline.
Contemporary Examples

Natalie Portman’s Dad’s Bizarre Novel Marlow Stern April 25, 2011
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The Democrats Target Millionaires Patricia Murphy October 6, 2011
Why the Tea Party Isn’t Touching Financial Reform Benjamin Sarlin April 19, 2010
Yes, Sequestration Is Actually Bad Jon Favreau April 7, 2013

Historical Examples

The Go Ahead Boys and the Mysterious Old House Ross Kay
The Hammer of Thor Charles Willard Diffin
Great Indian Chief of the West Benjamin Drake
The Age of Invention Holland Thompson
The Plum Tree David Graham Phillips


another name for the Capitoline
the temple on the Capitoline

the Capitol, the main building of the US Congress
(sometimes not capital) Also called statehouse. (in the US) the building housing any state legislature

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