||Ca"put (kā"pŭt), n.; pl. Capita (kăp"ĭ*tȧ). [L., the head.] 1. (Anat.) The head; also, a knoblike protuberance or capitulum.

2. The top or superior part of a thing.

3. (Eng.) The council or ruling body of the University of Cambridge prior to the constitution of 1856.

Your caputs and heads of colleges.

Caput mortuum (?). [L., dead head.] (Old Chem.) The residuum after distillation or sublimation; hence, worthless residue.