Definition of Capitoline in US English:



  • 1Designating, of, or relating to the smallest of the hills of Rome or the temple which formerly stood at its summit.

  • 2Chiefly US. Of or relating to the Capitol in Washington or the capitol building in a particular State.


  • The Capitoline Hill in Rome.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Lydgate (c1370–c1449), poet and prior of Hatfield Regis. From classical Latin Capitōlīnus of or connected with the Capitol, epithet of Jupiter from Capitōlium + -īnus.