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captain sb. (the ordinary military senses are freq.; three syllables in 3H6 IV. vii. 30, Mac. I. ii. 34
1. chief, head (fig. from military senses) R2 IV. i. 99 “his Christ,” Lucr. 271 “Affection is my , and he leadeth” ; Rom. II. iv. 21 “the . . . of compliments” ; used of women 3H6 II. vi. 75, Oth. II. i. 74.
2. subordinate officer (fig.) R2 IV. i. 126 “the figure of God's majesty, His , steward,” R3 V. iii. 109.
3. familiar term of address Wint. I. ii. 123, Tim. II. ii. 76.
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