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Edited by Jeremy Butterfield

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199661350
Published online June 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191744532

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Adopted in the 14c. from medieval Lat. captiōn-em ‘taking, seizing’, caption has had a continuous history since then in various legal senses. Towards the end of the 18c. it began to be used, chiefly in the US (corresponding to ...

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