Definition of capitanate in US English:

capitanate

(also captanate)

noun

  • 1Chiefly in French or Italian contexts: any of several areas under the jurisdiction of a capitano; specifically (now historical) a former district of southern Italy, roughly corresponding to the province of Foggia in Apulia.

  • 2The office of a capitano.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Grimeston (fl. 1604–1634), translator.

Pronunciation

capitanate

/kəˈpɪt(ə)neɪt/