Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    See In capite.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. By the head. Tenure in capite was an ancient feudal tenure, whereby a man held lands of the king immediately. It was of two sorts,—the one, principal and general or of the king as the source of all tenure; the other, special and subaltern or of a particular subject. It is now abolished. Jacob. As to distribution per capita, see Capita.