2 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Caption \Cap"tion\, noun [L. captio, fr. caper to take. In senses
3 and 4, perhaps confounded in meaning with L. caput a head.
1. A caviling; a sophism. [Obs.]
This doctrine is for caption and contradiction.
2. The act of taking or arresting a person by judicial
process. [R.] --Bouvier.
3. (Law) That part of a legal instrument, as a commission,
indictment, etc., which shows where, when, and by what
authority, it was taken, found, or executed. --Bouvier.
4. The heading of a chapter, section, or page. [U. S.]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
1: taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious
argument; "a mere caption unworthy of a reply"
2: translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program;
usually displayed at the bottom of the screen [syn:
3: brief description accompanying an illustration [syn:
1: provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing
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