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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAPTION

Under this caption we are expected to say "Honesty is the best policy."

This caption had a terminating period which has been retained.

Should this be unknown, a caption coined by the editors is placed in brackets.

They are now located more closely to the text that forms the caption.

Reference to the scale on caption to Plate XX should be ignored.

The rush of diggers now became diverted to the scene of caption.

Under the caption of "man" we had not recognized Arthur Tamworth.

The caption of this chapter will indicate quite a different proposition.

The caption said Vonnie Ryan and Peter was sure it was the same girl.

Page 290: Page number restored in the caption of the illustration.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "taking, seizure," from Old French capcion "arrest, capture, imprisonment," or directly from Latin captionem (nominative capito) "a catching, seizing, holding, taking," noun of action from past participle stem of capere "to take" (see capable).

From 17c. used especially in law, and there via its appearance at the head of legal document involving seizure ("Certificate of caption", etc.), the word's sense was extended to "the beginning of any document;" thus "heading of a chapter or section of an article" (1789), and, especially in U.S., "description or title below an illustration" (1919).

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