See also:leader, in various connexions, but particularly a grade officer in the army or
See also:navy . At
See also:sea the name of captain is given to all who command
See also:ships whether they belong to the military navy of their
See also:country or not, or whether they hold the substantive
See also:rank or not . Thus a
See also:lieutenant when in command of a vessel is addressed as captain. i293 In France a
See also:naval lieutenant is addressed as mon capitaine, because he has that
See also:comparative rank in the army . The
See also:master of a
See also:ship is known as her captain . But the name is also used in the strict sense of foreman, or
See also:head man, to describe many of the minor or "
See also:petty "
See also:officers of a
See also:British or
See also:American man-of-war—the captain of a top, of the forecastle, or of a
See also:gun . The title "
See also:post captain " in the British navy means simply full captain, and is the
See also:equivalent of the French capitaine de vaisseau . It had its origin in the fact that captains appointed to a ship of twenty guns and upwards were included in, or " posted " on, the permanent
See also:list of captains from among whom the admirals were chosen . The captain of the
See also:fleet is an officer who acts as chief of the
See also:staff to an
See also:admiral commanding a large force . The position is equivalent to
See also:flag rank, but is held by a captain . Staff captain is the highest grade of the officers entrusted with the nayigation of a ship or fleet . The military rank of captain (Fr. capitaine, Ger . Hauptmann, or in the
See also:cavalry, Rittmeister) , which was formerly the title of an officer of high rank corresponding to the
See also:modern general officer or colonel, has with the gradual subdivision and articulation of armies, come to be applied to the commanders of companies or squadrons, and in general to officers of the grade equivalent to this command (see OFFICERS) .
The title of " captain-general " was formerly used in the general sense of a military
See also:commander-in-chief, and is still similarly used in Spain . In the
See also:Spanish army there are eight captains-general, each of whom has command of a " region " corresponding to an army
See also:district . The same title was formerly given to the Spanish
See also:governors of the colonial provinces in the New
See also:World .
CAPSULE (from the Lat. capsula, a small box)
CAPTAL (Lat. capitalis, " first," " chief ")
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