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majuscule (adj.)

1704, of a letter, "capital;" 1738 as a noun, "a capital letter," from French majuscule (16c.), from Latin maiuscula (littera), fem. of maiusculus "somewhat larger, somewhat greater," diminutive of maior (see major (adj.)).

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Definitions of majuscule
1
majuscule (adj.)
of or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries;
majuscule (adj.)
uppercase;
many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script
Synonyms: capital / great
2
majuscule (n.)
one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis; "printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters";
Synonyms: capital / capital letter / uppercase / upper-case letter
From wordnet.princeton.edu